Recipe: Pots de Creme

In Honor of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 2 airing tomorrow night, we thought we'd make this special treat: Chocolate Pots de Creme!

Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Creme
1 cup Heavy Cream
3/4 cup Whole Milk
1/3 cup Sugar
4 ounces Bittersweet Baking Chocolate
1 Tbsp. unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla extract 
1 tsp. Chocolate extract 
1/8 tsp. Salt
6 Egg Yolks
1. Preheat oven 275 degrees
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Pour approximately 1 cup of the hot chocolate mixture into the beaten yolks, whisking constantly; repeat. Return the yolk-chocolate mixture to the saucepan and whisk to combine; strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
4. Evenly divide the mixture among 4 ramekins. Line the bottom of a large baking pan with a folded kitchen towel, and arrange the cups on the towel. Fill the pan with enough boiling-hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the cups, and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until set around the edges but still wobbly in the centers.
5. Remove pan from the oven, and carefully remove foil. Let Pots de Creme cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Remove the cups from the pan, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.


  1. Oh thank you! I just bought some covered cups and saucers, yay!

    My friend Mary serves them, and yum, always wanted the recipe, and now I have, thanks to you!

    What a PERFECT thing for Valentine's Day!

  2. Good way to celebrate. Let us know if it was good.

  3. UPDATE - the pots were delicious...only problem, we would have loved More! - Donna


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