Friday, March 22, 2013

friday food/1

happy friday friends! i thought i'd start a new series on the blog for fridays. let's call it friday food. i don't pretend to be a chef or an amazing baker or cook. but there are people who are. and so we'll talk about them. we'll share recipes. and through them, perhaps we'll attempt to be better chefs/bakers and cooks.

i first noticed these bowls on designlovefest's pinterest site. then came the recipe. i had to share. after all it's friday. and after all it's chocolate. enough said right?
so the recipe is for chocolate/orange pots de creme. ah, yeah. pots of chocolate and cream? yes please.

the recipe is from a fabulous blog amelia, here.
and here it is for ya:

chocolate organge pots de creme
4-6 servings
250 ml heavy cream
75 ml milk
75 grams dark chocolate, chopped (70%)
3 large egg yolks
50 ml sugar
zest from 1 orange

heat oven to 150°C (325F).
pour cream and milk in a sauce pan and heat until steaming hot. add chocolate and stir until melted. put aside.

meanwhile, lightly whip yolks and sugar. add yolk mixture to chocolate mixture in a thin stream whilst whisking. add finely grated orange zest. place 4-6 ramekins in a large baking pan. divide batter among the ramekins. add enough very hot water to pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
bake until set, but centers move slightly – about 35-55 minutes (depending on how many you make).
remove ramekins from water and let cool. cover and put in fridge for a least 3 hours. serve with chopped nuts or whipped cream.

next on my list from this blog to make, this lemon poppy seed cake. i'm not sure i've seen a prettier cake in quite some time...poppy seeds on the outside of the frosting? brilliant. enjoy!

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