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! 🙂 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…
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 prepared the Sables 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… 🙂
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… 🙂
Creme au Chocolat
- 100 gm dark chocolate chunks
- 3 egg yolks at room temperature
- 1 cup fresh cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 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!
Adjust sugar as per requirement. I kept it low to get more of the dark chocolate taste.