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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TWD: Catch-Up! Chocolate Pots de Creme & Toasted Almond Scones

Since we have basically all been a bunch of germ magnets for the past two weeks (some longer than that!) I am playing a major game of catch-up around home and in life.  I've actually made the past 3 or 4 Tuesdays with Dorie recipes and never had a chance to photograph and/or post them. Oy!

I am not much of a pudding fan. However, if you put something in front of me that I know used really good ingredients, I won't say no. I also really like the texture of baked custards, which is basically what these Chocolate Pots de Creme seemed like to me. I finagled the recipe to only make a half-batch and ended up with 4 cups total - which was a good thing because I'm pretty sure I would have ended up eating the entire full batch and not sharing. 

There are only three cups pictured because I ate one last night before chilling the pots - I wanted to try both the room temperature texture and the chilled texture. Although it was really good at room temperature, I'm inclined to agree with Dorie that the texture and taste is much better when chilled thoroughly. 

It doesn't hurt if you add some whipped cream and shaved chocolate either. Just sayin'.

Aidan (my 7YO) ate one of these today and I think he summed up what we thought of these the best. 

Direct quote: "If I was wearing socks right now, this would knock them off." 

Ah, kids! ")

As for these bad boys from last week, I've actually made them several times in the past few years. They were one of the first recipes I tried in the book and they are a definite favorite of ours. I accidentally overbaked them just a little this time so they were a tad dryer than normal, but it really didn't matter. We love these Toasted Almond Scones.

The Chocolate Pots de Creme were chosen as this week's recipe by Christine of Black Cat Cooking.

The Toasted Almond Scones finally saw their day in the sun thanks to Mike of LivingOutWest.

My thanks to you both for great choices that really hit the spot!

For many more links to all the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers who made these recipes you can visit their respective LYL posts here and here.

Once I get life just a bit more under control and can avoid spending the entire week at hospitals, doctors, InstaCare and assorted pharmacies I will sit down and actually write some posts to go with the plethora of drafts sitting in my files. 

In the mean time, I hope you are all having an absolutely fantabulous start to March!


Unknown said...

This mousse looks divine and I've not made scones for ages. Thanks for corrupting - oops - sharing!

Unknown said...

Your pots de creme pictures make me want to make them all over again...all for me! These were wonderful. Good thing that my kids aren't that into chocolate yet...

Nice looking scones, too!

Unknown said...

Pots de creme are one of my go-to desserts! Yours look delicious :)

Carolyn said...

Your pots de creme are tempting!
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