This has to be one of the simplest desserts. You only need a few ingredients, that are probably already in your fridge. If you are wanting to make a little something special without all the fuss than this dessert is right up your alley. Grab your blender and either some small mason jars or even wine glasses would work. You can whip this up a a few minutes, put it in the fridge to set and you'll have some yummy chocolate deliciousness in no time. Don't forget the whipped cream. Yum! -s
Chocolate Pots de Creme
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 to 3 tsp. Cointreau
- 1 pinch salt
- 8 ounces VERY hot strong coffee
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
Place the chocolate chips in a blender. Crack in the eggs, then add the orange liqueur and salt. Pulse until chocolate chips are partially pulverized, about 5 to 7 times.
With the blender running carefully pour in the coffee in a steady stream through the small opening in the lid. The coffee will melt the chocolate and turn it into a smooth mixture. Turn off the blender when the mixture is very smooth. Pour the mixture into small mason jars, pretty wine glasses or demitasse cups.
Place the jars on a tray and refrigerate them until firm, about 2 to 3 hours.
Whip the cream with the sugar until soft peaks form and then spoon a generous dollop on each.
makes 6-10 depending on how much you put in each jar
recipe adapted from Ree Drummond