There is just something about Pots de Creme that makes my mouth water every single time I decide I’m going to make them. Rich, creamy, decadent and so simple to make that it seems like I forgot something when I pop them in the refrigerator!
Now, I have to tell you the truth, this is a dessert that I never heard either of my Grandmother’s or even my Mama talking about making as I was growing up. Of course we had chocolate custards and puddings that were very, very similar, but definitely not called pots de creme (pronounced poh duh KREHMwith a little flair).
I made these a few years ago when we had guests over for supper. I pulled them out of the refrigerator where they’d been hanging out for the afternoon and topped them with whipped cream. Our friend asked me what was for dessert and I said, “I’ve made dark chocolate pots de creme. I knew you liked dark chocolate.”
To which he said, “you made poh duh what?”
I’m sure that’s why my Mama always just called it chocolate custard when we were growing up.
Regardless what you call it, just be sure to make it.
Here’s how I make it.
It’s perfect for hot summer evenings and went perfectly this week while I was staying away from grain.
Hope you like it, too!