Chocolate and Scotch Pots de Crème
Courtesy of SousVide Supreme Culinary Specialist, Madeline Fiore
- 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup (60 ml) whole milk
- 3 ½ ounces (100 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 tablespoons (60 ml) sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) sea salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons (22 ml) Oban scotch, or to taste
- Elevate the bottom perforated grill of the SousVide Supreme on a non-rusting baking rack.
- To properly fill the water bath to the correct level:
- Fill the ramekins (or custard cups you will use) with water
- Set the ramekins on the perforated grill of the water bath
- Add enough water to the bath to bring the water level halfway up the sides of the ramekins
- Remove the ramekins, empty, and dry well. Set aside.
- Preheat the SousVide Supreme water oven to 180F/82C.
- In a saucepan on a traditional stove top, scald the heavy whipping cream and milk. Shut off the heat and pour the milk and cream over the chocolate and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cocoa powder, vanilla and sea salt. Set aside.
- After 5 minutes, stir the chocolate cream mixture together until well mixed.
- Whisk in the egg mixture and stir in the scotch.
- Fill the ramekins with the crème base and put the cups onto the baking rack in the water oven. Cover the ramekins with a sheet of aluminum foil or plastic wrap (cling film) to keep drops of condensation out.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the centers are almost set but still a bit wobbly.
- Remove from the water oven and let cool for about 20 minutes at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
- Garnish with shaved chocolate and a dollop of freshly whipped cream.
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