Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chocolate Espresso Pot de Creme

Tonight my friend Amanda hosted a Christmas party. She asked me to make the desserts for her, which I love to do. In addition to the lemon mini cheesecakes with raspberry sauce that has become a staple in my repitaur, I wanted to make something chocolate. It had to be something rich and decadent, and in individual servings. I immediately thought of Lava Cakes.... but still wanted it to be something a little different. I remembered these cute little Pot de Creme pots that I had, and thought they would be perfect. I found a recipe on Epicurious that had high reviews, and was simple enough.
They sure were cute! I hope that Amanda and her friends enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them.


  1. Alice,
    Is this something like a chocolate mousse?
    love the petite pot!
    Holiday hugs to you,
    Cheryl in IN

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    It's kind of the opposite of a mousse, not light at all...more custard like, very rich. Most people only want a small amount, which is perfect after a big holiday meal!

  3. These sound DELICIOUS!!! And thank you for the cookie recipe! I can't wait to make them! And did I miss something? Did you move? Give me the details! :)

  4. Hi Kristi,
    We did move...about 5 months ago. It's temporary/rental until we find something else to buy. It's pretty new, as much as I love older homes, I'll have to admit it has been nice not freezing this winter and not having to worry about the plumbing ;)
    I hope to get more pictures up soon. Let me know how your cookies turn out.

  5. Alice you have done it again... Made a delicious dessert that my daughter's guests really enjoyed! Can't wait to try the little pot of chocolate heaven myself!

  6. Oh my! That sounds wonderful! I will check it out.

  7. Hi Alice....I have been wanting to try these either in chocolate or lemon....Do you watch the new cooking show "Chef's Academy"...they had to make them a few episodes's a fun show if you haven't seen it's on Monday nights at 10:00 et....on Bravo and if you tune in early they re-play all the past episodes before the new show airs...