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Petit Chocolate Rose Pots de Crème

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You would be hard-pressed to find a dessert that exemplifies love more than these petit chocolate rose pots de crème.

These are perfumed with delicate rose and enriched with a deep exquisite 100% dark chocolate. The texture is smooth and melting and lingers on the tongue thanks to a good dosage of cream and egg yolks. And just like all my desserts they are refined sugar free!

A petit chocolate rose pot de crème on a wooden table with red roses and a text overlay.

Maple syrup is used as a wholesome sweetener that adds to the rich velvety lusciousness of this heavenly dessert. The additional garnish of roasted cacao nibs and rose petals to the top adds a nice crunch and pleasant floral contrast.

The dried rose is subtle enough that it doesn’t overpower but instead adds depth to the chocolate. If you’re looking for a dessert that will invoke true love, you have found it!

Petit chocolate rose pots de crème topped with rose petals on a wooden table with red roses.

Because of the richness of this recipe I recommend using small pots or ramekins, no larger than 4 ounces apiece. Recipe yields 24 ounces or six 4-ounce pots de crème.

Three petit chocolate rose pots de crème topped with rose petals on a lace tablecloth with red roses.

To Prepare the Pots de Crème:

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a small sauce pan combine the half-and-half with the maple syrup and roses over medium heat. When the mixture starts to steam turn it down to low and steep for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a very heavy-bottom sauce pan over the lowest heat. Once completely melted stir it into the hot half-and-half. It may take a bit of stirring to dissolve entirely. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add the cream while stirring. Strain this mixture into a clean bowl. Gently squeeze the roses to extract all the flavor.

Ingredients for petit chocolate rose pots de crème on the counter.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks thoroughly. Slowly add the chocolate mixture while whisking. Once incorporated set this bowl aside.

Place your pots or ramekins in a baking dish and fill them. Add water to the dish to come up the sides of the pots at least half way. If your pots have lids use them or cover the whole pan with foil.

Bake the pots for 35 to 40 minutes, just until they are set. The center should jiggle but shouldn’t be liquid. Remove the foil or lids, remove the pots from the water and let them cool completely undisturbed. If you leave the lids on while cooling, water will condense and drip down on the custard.

Once completely cooled you may cover them and put them in the refrigerator to chill.

To serve your exquisite petit chocolate rose pots de crème remove them from the refrigerator and top them with a dozen or so cocoa nibs and three rose petals apiece.

A petit chocolate rose pot de crème topped with rose petals on a wood table with red roses.

Petit Chocolate Rose Pots De Crème

Petit Chocolate Rose Pots de Crème

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 29 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes

If you're looking for a dessert that will invoke true love, you've found it! This rich dark chocolate custard is perfumed with real rose petals.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried rose buds
  • 3 ounces 100% chocolate for baking
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon roasted cocoa nibs
  • 18 dried rose petals, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small sauce pan combine the half-and-half with the maple syrup and roses over medium heat. When the mixture starts to steam turn it down to low and steep for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a very heavy-bottom sauce pan over the lowest heat. Once completely melted stir it into the hot half-and-half. It may take a bit of stirring to dissolve entirely. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add the cream while stirring. Strain this mixture into a clean bowl. Gently squeeze the roses to extract all the flavor.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks thoroughly. Slowly add the chocolate mixture while whisking. Once incorporated set this bowl aside.
  5. Place your pots or ramekins in a baking dish and fill them. Add water to the dish to come up the sides of the pots at least half way. If your pots have lids use them or cover the whole pan with foil.
  6. Bake the pots for 35 to 40 minutes, just until they are set. The center should jiggle but shouldn't be liquid. Remove the foil or lids, remove the pots from the water and let them cool completely undisturbed. If you leave the lids on while cooling, water will condense and drip down on the custard.
  7. Once completely cooled you may cover them and put them in the refrigerator to chill.
  8. To serve your exquisite petit chocolate rose pots de crème remove them from the refrigerator and top them with a dozen or so cocoa nibs and three rose petals apiece.

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