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Chocolate cream


Chocolate cream
A very simple recipe with a really chocolatey taste.
Cream, milk and chocolate, mixed with egg-yolks and sugar, then cooked in the oven in a bain-marie, like for crème brulée.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
26 min.2 hours40 min.3 hours 6 min.
Keeping:
1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chocolate cream : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Pour 250 ml cream and 150 ml milk into a pan over medium heat and bring to the boil.

When boiling, remove from the heat and tip in the chocolate all at once.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Allow to melt thoroughly while stirring.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Tip 3 egg yolks and 50 g caster sugar into a bowl and mix, preferably with a maryse ou wooden spatula rather than with a whisk, so that the mixture does not froth.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Pour the hot chocolate milk onto the egg and sugar mixture, while still stirring as before.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Once the cream is well mixed, pour through a fine strainer, preferably placed over a high-sided container.

Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F).

Boil a full kettle or a large pan of water.

Stage 7 - 35 min.
Chocolate cream : Photo of step #7
If froth has formed on the surface of the cream while standing, skim this off and discard.

Divide the cream between the ramekins, then stand them in a large deep oven tray or dish, or in the lèchefrite of your oven. Fill the tray with boiling water to come about halfway up the ramekins.

Cook for about 35 minutes, until the cream is just set but still trembling a little in the centre (it is important not to overcook this cream otherwise it will become stiff and start to dry out).

Stage 8 - 2 hours
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Leave to cool then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Remarks

If you would like to make a little surprise cream, pour ¼ cm or ½ inch of real custard (crème anglaise) over the chocolate cream just before serving.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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