Creme au Chocolat

As I sit to type this post – my fingers stuck to the keyboard, my eyes staring at my PC screen… it’s a very strange feeling knowing and acknowledging that today I am posting the 300th postΒ @ The BST. The journey has so far been really relaxed… I have been able to post on a regular basis without much breaks, which may not be the case in the future. I strongly believe at looking into how things are now and go with the flow rather than worry about the future. Does not mean that I am carefree about the future, in fact a small thing could drive me really nervous but somehow over the past few months, due to “wear-n-tear” of real life experiences, I seem to be much more calmer than I was before. I see that as a really good sign! πŸ™‚

 

Two habits that I have developed as a part of food blogging and do not want to do away with:

* The intros I start with. I sincerely hope I don’t give anybody an inkling that my life is full of problems. In fact, it is and isn’t! Our human minds are devised in such a way that in bliss we see problems, or we like to see it! πŸ™‚ Alhamdulillah, all ups and downs in my life have taught me valuable lessons that I like to hold on and all I do is share them with you in a very subtle manner, in a way that I can hit the point without being too obvious. I sincerely hope my readers don’t mind it. There are times when I have thought to myself that I should be doing away with it, but somehow it sneaks in… making it a “not-only-meant-for-food-but-also-philosophy” blog…

* Replying to each and every comment – sometimes I get really bogged with replying to all, but personally, I love the experience. I take my time, I break up my replies, but I like to ensure that I put a response for each and every valuable comment that I get on the blog, irrespective of how small it is. Wish to continue as much as I can…

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Being the BST and a big chocolate fan, let me present to you this yummy dessert as a part of this little milestone of mine. I have no words to say about this. When this dessert was one on the baking list which Priya akka had given during the HBC as a part of the list of French bakes, I had Β prepared the SablesΒ and decided that I would somehow try this when I get the chance. And try I did over a weekend lunch, and what a treat it was!!! Even the non-chocoholic person at home, my HD, wiped almost 3/4 of the ramekin. I am sure he would have eaten it whole if the kids wouldn’t have bothered him to share with them! It was that delicious… If you are a true chocolate fan, then I urge you to definitely try it… worth it, definite!

 

Just my way of telling a big “Thank You” for all the unwavering support that all of you have been giving me… there are times when I have felt the strong urge to take a break from blogging due to a lot of things happening in life, but then my blog, my love for food, and all your love brings me back into this platform and keeps me going, Alhamdulillah…. I only hope the zest to blog from my side and the support from all of you continue till it is all worth it… πŸ™‚

 

If I would have been able to, I would have cleaned that bowl a little more cleaner, but I have to show some decency, right… πŸ™‚

Linking this to Gayathri’s Kid’s Delight event of Srivalli

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Creme au Chocolat

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 100 gm dark chocolate chunks
  • 3 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Keep four ramekins ready.
  • Mix the cream and milk in a bowl. Bring to boil on very low flame.
  • Once it starts to boil, switch off the flame and add the chocolate. Stir till it melts.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar well.
  • Add this mixture slowly into the chocolate mixture while continuously stirring, to ensure that the eggs don't cuddle. Sieve the final mixture into the ramekins.
  • Boil two cups of water and pour this into a large dish.
  • Place the ramekins on top of the water bath. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Take out and allow to cool to room temperature. Then chill for around two hours before serving.
  • Serve sprinkled with nuts, icing sugar or toffee chips... the call is yours!

Notes

The custard will still be wobbly after baking for 30 minutes but do not get tempted to overbake. The chocolate will turn bitter. As it sets, the custard will take its final texture.
Adjust sugar as per requirement. I kept it low to get more of the dark chocolate taste.

Join the Conversation

  1. congrats on ur 300th post, apt sweet to celebrate

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. Mouthwatering πŸ™‚ I shall try this soon soon..

    1. U shud, Imara… u will truly enjoy! πŸ™‚

  3. Rafeeda congrats my dear friend on the 300th post thats a great milestone and I hope you reach many more hundreds!Thats a lovely bowl of indulgence there!!

    1. Thank you so much, Princy dear…

  4. wow… mouthwatering πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Preeti… πŸ™‚

  5. Congratz Rafeeda,way to go,lovely creme au chocolat πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  6. Wow. that is a silky smooth creamy cream Au chocolate. Perfectly made and suits to your great achievement.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  7. Congratulations on your 300th post! Absolutely delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah….

  8. Delicious dear. And congrats.

    1. Thank you so much Humi…

  9. Seriously mouth watering

    1. Thank you so much Shobana…

  10. Congrats n what a perfect dessert to celebrate it

    1. Thank you so much Nayana…

  11. amazing recipe and such lovely clicks, congrats o the milestone!! wish you more soon..

    1. Thank you so much Radha…

  12. Its your blog and I think you should write whatever you like for the intro. Just like you, I enjoy replying and commenting. I surely discover new recipes from fellow foodies. Its a lovely dessert and congrats for the 300th post.

    1. Thank you so much Nava… ur comments r always lovely 2 read…

  13. Congrats dear..mouthwatering dessert….looks so good

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  14. Wow! Im a chocoholic… most of the sweets i make has to have chocolates in them… and this is such a simple dessert to make!
    beautiful clicks.. makes it all the more tempting πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing the recipe.. will try it one day… and mabrook on ur 300th post!! πŸ™‚
    do check out my blog: http://coloursofourworld.blogspot.ae/
    I'm not much of a foodie, but i love food photography…

    1. Thank you so much Shamsheeda 4 coming by… InShaAllah will visit ur page… πŸ™‚

  15. Yummy creme and this is my favorite too.congrats rafee and wishes for many more milestones to come

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  16. Congrats on ur 300 th post.. im confident soon ul be writing ur 1000th post.. way to go..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha… hopefully if I keep my zest till then…

  17. Congrats Rafee on your 300th post, way to g girl…. perfect and lovely way to celebrate the occasion. Happy blogging…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  18. Congrats on your 300th post rafeeda!!! Wishing you many more to come!! Cream au chocolat seems to be a perfect to celebrate the occasion!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  19. Congrats and love the empty bowl , that's the sign of good food.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  20. Congrats for 300th post Rafeeda and absolutely yummy dessert.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  21. Rafee, congrats and way to go sis..keep on rocking..Writing a blog brings always a many wonderful memories na.. Creme au chocolat is just simply out of the world.We usually lick even the ramekin..hehe.

    1. It is a good experience akka… a little secret, I licked the ramekin after taking the final pic! πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot, Priya akka…

  22. Congrats on your 300th post πŸ™‚ Looks delicious dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Asha… πŸ™‚

  23. this surely is the best way to celebrate…Congrats dear..this is simply amazing..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  24. haha rafee πŸ™‚ no dont show decency out of our foodie list!! Lovely dessert i'll try out quick now!! Its same as creame caramel flan with chocolate twist to it πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe… almost similar, it is more of cream like, not the flan consistency… thanks a lot Aara… πŸ™‚

  25. first of all congratulations rafee ..Def everybody needs a boost or motivation to do blogging at one or other point of time..This dessert looks so fabulous.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  26. Congrats dear πŸ™‚ This looks so delicious and tempting..

    1. Thank you so much Sona… πŸ™‚

  27. This look delicious and love your pictures!!! Lover this Rafee!

  28. Congrats in your 300 post!xx

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  29. Hi Rafeeda, that look so delightful. I definitely need 2 cups please. :))
    Keep up the good job. Congrat.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  30. First of all many congratulations to you dear on this amazing milestone πŸ™‚

    Life is all about bitter sweet experience and rather like see saw, sometimes up and other times down. It happens to be the the hardest teacher…gives the test first and the lesson after.

    The dish you picked to celebrate your 300th post is beautiful and decadent.

    I hope that you continue with your food journey with same passion and we get to see more of your wonderful creations. Wishing you many more such milestones and all the best πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words dear… yes, life does give you ups and downs, after all when it gives us oranges, we are supposed to make orange juice or anything related to it, right? πŸ™‚

  31. congrats dear!!! and this luks delicious….

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  32. Congrats on your 300 th post !Pass me that bowl,looks so cute and super tempting !

    1. Thank you so much Reni…

  33. Congratulation dear, keep rocking! Creme au chocolat looks rich & divine!

    1. Thank you so much Ambreen…

  34. Congrats rafee…I just hit my century in posting recipes in my blog…this dessert looks so heavenly…I was staring at the pic for sometime and immediately craved for something chocolaty. ..this one's really worth trying as its simple. ..

    1. Thank you so much Suji… haven't been visiting ur blog, so sorry for that… πŸ™ Will start being a regular visitor soon, hopefully…

  35. way to go! Congrats dear and this looks easy and delicious !

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  36. Congratulations Rafeada on your 300th post; loving the choc recipe :p in fact the thing i loved about the recipe is you kept it low sweet to enjoy choc flavour πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  37. Congrats on your 300th blog post, wishing many more happy blogging days. Lovely creme au choclat.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  38. Congrats dear, i just love what you posted , and you know what even i was planning a dessert with chocolates πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Pria… πŸ™‚

  39. congrats dear…perfect chocolate treat

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  40. Congratulations to you Rafee on marking 300. I always admire your energy and of course the personalization in your intros. I am so liking that chocolate lovely you,ve photographed , my productive friend. Last picture just allows mouth to water more. Much love- soon to seeing number 400 πŸ™‚

    1. Always value ur comments, Tisa… thanks a lot, dear… πŸ™‚

  41. congrats on your 300 th post…….. nice snaps…

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  42. Congratulations on your 300th post dear…Keep the recipes coming… the chocolate dessert looks very delicious

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  43. Congrats on that milestone…just yesterday , I was telling Jacob how u guys inspire me with your regular and up to date blogging inspite of being working and managing the family…u rock Rafee πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work…

    that dessert looks awesome, perfectly set and delicious

    1. Thank you so much Anupa… as long as it goes, I want to go on, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚

  44. Congratulations!! Hope you keep sharing the wisdom and food here πŸ™‚ the creme au chocolate looks great..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi… πŸ™‚

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