Saturday, June 7, 2008

Need a chocolate fix?

I hear that we are all trying to loose weight. I have been collecting some success stories to share with you and the hints they include. BUT tonight is about a chocolate fix and fast! Isn't Friday date night? Well we can't afford the gas or the dinner out for date night so it was 'Master and commander' and Easy Pots de Cre'me. My Bleached boy (new name for husband who has been swimming in the pool a bit much) thought it was chocolate pudding. It is ever so much more than that. Of course the chocolate you use will make a difference. Semi-sweet chocolate chips makes it taste one way and those rich 60%, 70%, and 80% chocolate bars make it taste completely different. How rich, or dark do you like your Pots de Cre'me?
This is fast to make, a little goes a long way so it serves a lot and it will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix.
3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons (I used 2%)
6 ounces of chocolate pieces your choice (1 cup)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla or any flavor you wish I hear orange is good (use less)
In a bowl or saucepan heat milk until small beads form on the edge. (bowl for the microwave (saves energy) saucepan for the stove top) Do not boil. In a blender combine chocolate in little pieces, eggs and vanilla. Blend until just smooth. Add hot milk and blend again. I had to stop the blender and take a spoon and pull the chocolate up into the hot milk twice to get it to blend the milk in.(I fixed this problem by putting eggs and vanilla in and blending until smooth and then adding chocolate.) Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into 6 little cups. Chill. Top with anything you like or nothing. This is really rich. It chills really quickly too.
If you have the Basic's Cd you will find this recipe under treats. I have adjusted this one slightly.
Hope you find this week-end treat chocolaty good and that you can put a stop on the goodness on Monday and get back to healthy eating.
Have a nice week-end


~L said...

You must have gotten this idea from "pioneer woman", and, i saw an "Americas Test Kitchen" on making it a couple weeks ago:) Yumm, i would love to try it sometime.

Fonnell said...

OH maybe pioneer women got it from me! So it came from an old book of mine. HP chocolate by Mable Hoffman. It was printed in 1972 and Auntie Georgia and I discovered and used this recipe long ago. It just goes to show us that when you want chocolate the universe will provide! Lickin my lips.