29 May 2011

The Cookbook Challenge No. 11: Cup


Chocolate + Orange + Cookbook Challenge Cup Theme =

Bittersweet Chocolate and Orange Pot de Cremes.




I've been on a quest for the past year or so discovering/playing with/creating 'little individual - no sharing with anyone - desserts', and I discovered this little beauty.

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Chocolate and Orange Pot de Cremes
Cookbook:
Sunday Suppers Blog
Author: Casey Solomon

1 ½ cups of milk
2 eggs
a pinch of salt
2 cups bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp of Grand Marnier
zest of 1 orange

Bring the milk to a simmer in a sauce pan. Put eggs, salt, chocolate, Grand Marnier and orange zest in a blender. Pulse until combined. On medium speed, slowly add in the hot milk and blend for 1 minute.

Pour into individual small bowls or ramekins and chill for at least an hour.

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Wow, what a dessert! This one really packs a punch and is not for the faint hearted.

It's rich, creamy, full of flavour and extremely chocolaty.

Not being a big lover of chocolate desserts, I found this a little too much for me, but in small little amounts (just a few spoonfuls), it's a dessert you won't easily forget.

Thank God for the hint of orange which really helps cut through all of that richness....just a little.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh GOD!!! That looks so good!

    I always just love your images they send me into raptures time. These little choc pots look delicious!

    I too love individual desserts :)

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  2. Thanks so much GG. You've made my day as your such a beautiful photographer!!!

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  3. Delicious, simply delicious!!

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  4. Thanks for your lovely comment Eftychia!

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  5. you can't go wrong with chocolate and orange - love the idea of no sharing desserts

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