Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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TWD: Chocolate Pots de Crème

Chocolate Pots de Crème
I couldn't resist the prospect of making an orange whipped cream to go with these Chocolate Pots de Crème. Something about the orange flavor really seemed to offer the luxurious taste I wanted for these already luxurious sounding and tasting chocolate sweets. A little bit of Cointreau (or Triple Sec) added to the heavy cream before beating did the trick and the desserts had a wonderful taste dynamic between the freshness of the citrus and the richness of the chocolate. Dorie describes the Chocolate Pots de Crème as a cousin to pudding and I agree in terms of technique, but when it comes to taste Alex and I both thought this dessert was closer to a mousse. However, that could be because I think I overcooked mine a bit. Oops, as usual.
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Thanks to Christine of BlackCatCooking for making such a great selection this week. Make sure to go to her blog for the recipe and to go to the TWD site to see what everyone else did this week.


Katrina said...

Wow, your chocolate sure looks dark. I was surprised mine was as light as it was since I used 70%. Orange sounds good!

Tia said...

mmm now why didn't i think of orange!? nice one!

Caroline said...

Looks so delicious! The orange whipped cream on top sounds like the perfect pairing! I love citrus and/or raspberries with my chocolate, that tang really gives it a one-two punch!

Unknown said...

Orange and chocolate together - perfect! They look awesome.