Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chocolate-Orange Pots de Creme

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." - Thornton Wilder

Ice cream is all very well, but Pots de Creme is even better. A french dessert, this concoction is a chilled pudding in a small cup with whipped cream on top.

I followed a quick and easy recipe from the Pioneer Woman's cooking blog, which can be found here.

Teacups to hold the individual servings is a charming touch, but they can be made in any kind of small cup or dish (the Pioneer Woman uses old jam jars - a bit too Way Out West for my liking). These don't come out as well as normal Pots de Creme (just more proof that Quick-and-Easy comes with a high risk factor), but they are still tasty nonetheless.

You can garnish with a bit of orange zest (I didn't have any oranges available, sadly). There is some alcohol in this, but not so much that it overpowers. In fact, you're more likely to be overpowered by the coffee - I'd add more of the Grand Marnier than recommended to balance it out

Bon Appetit!

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