chocolate pots de creme

I optimistically bought a container of fancy full-fat yogurt to replace dessert this week, thinking that a few days without cookies and cake would do me good. I didn’t plan for the extra couple of chocolate pots de crème that would need to get eaten, and I forgot that I wanted to bake cookies to bring to work one day this week. I have good intentions of skipping dessert, but my love of baking is always my undoing.

Inasmuch as a tiny espresso mug of chocolate pot de crème can be anyone’s undoing. This simple mixture of chocolate, milk, cream, and egg yolks is rich and certainly best served in tiny servings if you want to retain any bit of those good intentions. But where’s the fun in that?

Christine chose this for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has the recipe posted. I love how rich and creamy it is but wish the chocolate flavor was more intense.

One year ago: Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart
Two years ago: Chocolate Whiskey Cake.



  1. So adorable! Are the white stars piped whip cream?

  2. bridget says:

    katie – They are! I whipped up a couple tablespoons (which turned into maybe 1/2 cup once whipped) and piped about 15 tiny stars. Now I have a container of whipped cream in the fridge that I’ll end up throwing away in a few days. 🙂

  3. Looks great- love the stars! 🙂

  4. I’ve never made pots de creme using this method, I’ve only warmed the milk and added it to the other ingredients. I’ll have to try this method.

  5. oh my goodness they look so elegant and simply beautiful!!!

  6. I love the stars too. I piped some whipped cream on mine but that didn’t photograph very well.

    I love your blog, but I don’t comment often. Keep on inspiring us with your great posts!

  7. So cute. My love of baking is often the undoing of my best intentions too… Oh well!

  8. Love your cute little mugs and the little flowers of whipped cream! 🙂 My diet has completely bit the dust…

  9. i need a few days off from sweets myself…but it’s hard b/c dessert is pretty much a requirement for my husband (and i can’t sit there and just watch him eat sweets alone!). those tiny cups de creme are adorable!

  10. These look great and so cute!

  11. That looks delicious Bridget!! Very nice photography.