Monday, December 8, 2008

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

I believe that this dessert is worthy of gracing everyone's holiday table. If you are a lover of rich chocolate dishes you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!


2 cups whipping cream
2 cups half and half
12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
8 large egg yolks
1/3 cup plus 8 teaspoons sugar


Preheat oven to 300°F. Bring cream and half and half to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk yolks and 1/3 cup sugar in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in hot chocolate mixture.

Divide custard among 8-12 ramekins. Place cups in large baking pan. Add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups. Bake until custards are set, about 50-70 minutes. Remove from water; chill 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Sprinkle each custard with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Caramelize sugar with kitchen torch.

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