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11 November 2008 @ 12:28 pm
Po du Cr (phleghm sound)ehm  
Today I had to make desserts for a banquet that I'm attending tonight - it's actually a fundraiser to raise money for a worthy cause, Mission 2540, of which I sit on the board of directors. (There's also a link to our blog in my sidebar, if you're so inclined.) I decided to do something chocolatey, and easy, and goooooooooooooooooood: Pots de Creme. Because I love you all so much, I will show you a recipe that I haven't been able to make in a while, due to the untimely demise of my blender. (There was an ugly dacquiri incident, and I'd rather not talk about it.) Anyway, I got a new one and I present to you:

Pots de Creme (Which in West Texas is pronounced Pots day Creem, but is actually pronounced like the title. You can do whichever makes you happiest.)

Cast of Characters

1 kick ass blender (This is not for your run of the mill, pansy blenders)
4 eggs
12 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
pinch salt
2 tsp Kahlua (Or vanilla, if you prefer. I, as you well know, am all about the decadence.)
8 oz strong, HOT coffee.

First of all, and this is important, you have to bring the eggs to room temperature. If you don't, the mixture won't blend correctly. And who doesn't hate a badly blended pot of Chr(pleghm sound)ehm? It crawls all over me, don'tcha know.

So. Add the chocolate chips, eggs, salt, and Kahlua in the blender and fire her up. Once it gets going, take the little plastic insert in the lid out and pour the 8 oz. of HOT coffee slowly into the blender cup.

Like so.

Let it go for a minute or so. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Be patient. The texture of the Creme depends on it.

Then pour it in a pretty glass (or not a pretty glass, it eats just the same). You may ignore the pretty if non-functional stuff in the background.

Chill for 3 or four hours. (This goes for you, too. While the little 'Po's are in the fridge, go have a bubble bath. Kick up your feet and read the newest InStyle Magazine. Have a diet coke. Drink the rest of the pot of coffee. Whatever floats your boat.

After they've chilled, squirt them all with whipped cream.

I would like to say that I made whipped cream from scratch, and normally, I would have. But I have to make 20 of these suckers, so I opted for ease, rather than perfection. Reddi Whip, y'all. Fill 'er up. Under no circumstances will you squeeze the nozzle directly into your mouth. Have a little self control, already. Do NOT do it. I'll be watching.

No, really. Who am I kidding? If you're at all concerned about self control, you wouldn't be making this dessert. Fill up your mouth with that fake whip cream goodness, you crazy kids.

Make some chocolate curls. (Carrot scraper/potato peeler and a Hershey bar... art.)

Garnish with the chocolate curls and maybe a peppermint stick.

Leigh: marieleigh_adams on November 11th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
The best part about this whole journal entry? (Besides the fabulous recipe, which I fully intend to try)

The "phleghm sound" to indicate the French pronunciation. :D
seegrim: arthurseegrim on November 11th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
You are hilarious. I enjoyed your commentary immensely.

*sits on hands so as to not grab Carrie's bottle of Kahlua.
nbaeker: sam smiling lovenbaeker on November 11th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
oooooooh... I want sooo bad now.


*dies gleeful joy of glee*
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Celtic Heartjandjsalmon on November 11th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry - I have to do the nozzle directly into my mouth thing. How can I NOT?

It looks super yummy though. I'm not allowed coffee or alcohol - so have an extra one for me, okay? ;)

Edited at 2008-11-11 08:47 pm (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: James' Blue Eyescarrie_leigh on November 11th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Mmm... maybe you could make with vanilla and decaf? Or hot milk.... *ponders*
O Demanding One: HP: How It's Done!  Twinsheyurs on November 12th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)

I'll take mine this way, too, please! ;D Will you use white chocolate, instead, too? *g*

Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on November 12th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
WHITE chocolate is not chocolate, Urs. It's emulsified lethicin that is parading around chocolate's good name.


You know I love you anyway. :D
O Demanding One: Express: Bear Hugglesheyurs on November 12th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)

*giggling like a silly* I know! I'm a nut, huh? I don't know what happened to my chocolate tastes. xD

hehehehe! I do *warmest fuzzies* and thank-you muchly! xD

*lovehuggles you tight* ♥

dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella laughingdragonsangel68 on November 11th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
This one is definitely going into my recipe file! *yum*

Have a diet coke. Drink the rest of the pot of coffee

Can't I have the Kahlua? There's only 2 teaspoons out of it, so it seems like a shame to waste the rest... *g*