Chocolate Pots de Creme with Passion Fruit
Creme Chantilly and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
Share a bite of luxurious French chocolate custard paired with intoxicatingly fragrant, simultaneously sweet and tart passion fruit or sexy creme chantilly or flaky sea salt. Treat your valentine to an interactive trio of flavors alongside Chocolate Pots de Creme to tantalize his tastebuds. Revel in the silky chocolate texture, the tropical musky passion fruit aromas, the dreamy whipped cream, and the satisfyingly pleasurable combination of sweet & salty. It’s entirely captivating!
Passion Fruit = Love
My rampant purple passion fruit vine has been flowering and fruiting continuously year-round. The fruits turn from green to purple as they ripen. These ripe fruits then fall to the ground. Harvest the fruits from the ground and wait about a week or so, as patience is rewarded by letting the purple fruit begin to shrivel, that is when the juice/pulp will be at its sweetest.
The Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe comes from Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home.
Two cups of heavy cream with 1 t. grated orange zest are heated to a simmer then steeped 5 minutes off the heat. Four egg yolks are whisked with 1/3 c. sugar until the yolks are pale and thick. Then the hot cream is slowly stirred into the egg mixture. The custard is then poured through a sieve (which removes the orange zest and any coagulated bits of egg) and into a bowl with 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces. It is stirred to melt the chocolate and 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract is added. Petits pots are filled with the chocolate mixture, then placed in a baking pan with hot water about half way up the pots. The pots are covered and baked at 350°F for about 25 minutes. Once the custard is lightly set, the pots are cooled briefly then refrigerated to chill thoroughly.
My cute Creme Chantilly apron. Thanks Peg!
Creme Chantilly is made by beating 1 c. heavy cream with 1 T. sugar and 1/2 t. vanilla extract in a cold bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Slice ripe passion fruit in half. Serve chilled chocolate pots de creme with chantilly creme, passion fruit, and flaky sea salt on the side. Your valentine can then try bites of the luscious chocolate custard with each component separately.
Alternatively, spoon passion fruit pulp over the chocolate. Top with creme chantilly. If the passion fruit is too tart, stir in a bit of sugar before topping the chocolate.
Wishing you a passionate Valentine’s Day!
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