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Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme with olive oil and Maldon salt

These chocolate rosemary pots de creme drizzled with olive oil and flaky salt sound fancy, but they're deceptively easy to make on the stovetop, no baking required.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Steeping / cooling time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 4 ounce servings.
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 4" sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate , (65-70% cacao mass)

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • super good olive oil
  • flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream, half and half and rosemary sprigs until bubbling around the edges and steamy. Cover and set aside to steep for 20 minutes.
  • Place the chocolate in a medium bowl or quart-sized measuring cup and place a fine-mesh strainer over the bowl.
  • Whisk together the yolks, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Secure the bowl on a damp cloth. Re-heat the cream until bubbling around the edges again, then,whisking constantly,slowly dribble the hot dairy into the yolk mixture until you have added it all. Return the mixture to the pot and cook the custard over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a heatproof rubber spatula or wooden spoon, until thickened to the consistency of heavy cream, 175-180ºF, about 5 minutes. Immediately pour through the strainer and into the chocolate.
  • Let sit for a minute or two to melt the chocolate, then gently whisk to combine. The mixture will be thick. Pour into 4 ramekins or espresso cups. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two to firm up.
  • To serve, let the custards sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to soften. Top each with a healthy dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of flaky salt.

Notes

*See this post for an updated version of this recipe!*
Nutritional values are based on one of four servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1240IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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