Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Crème

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Needless to say, it’s been a while. But I’m back, briefly, before I put my head down again and finish out the rest of this unexpectedly difficult and time consuming semester. It was so good to be in the kitchen again, getting to ignore everything else in that has been happening and to give me a little alone time to work on something I love.

My friend and I will be teaching a class on sugar glass this weekend, and I was looking up recipes to experiment to prepare for that (soon to be a post about this). And when I look up recipes, I get really distracted and begin to think of all the things that I could be making. So I decided to plunder my Pinterest board that houses all the recipes I’ve either tried or plan to try, and find one that looked like it would be satisfying and wonderful. What I settled on were these Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Crème from Gourmande in the Kitchen. Boy was that an awesome decision!

These little bowls are filled with a rich, chocolatey delight with the aromas of earl grey tea and a hint of coconut from the milk. Delightfully smooth and creamy! I’m salivating thinking about them again!

The recipe was awesome! Only I’d definitely recommend steeping the tea for more than 10 minutes, because the flavors don’t come out super readily. Also, I didn’t have citrus (would have been amazing with it though) nor did I have 70% bittersweet baking chocolate. Instead, I used 62% semisweet and 99% unsweetened chocolate in a 2 to 1 ratio. Oh! And the kitchen I was working in didn’t have sugar (to substitute the coconut sugar) and it was crazy cold Tuesday night, so I didn’t run to the grocery store for white granulated sugar. Instead, I used light brown sugar.

It’s an easy recipe and very quick to bake. The only real time commitment is the cooling and chilling, but that’s okay because these are absolutely worth it!

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