Chocolate Pots de Crème


Yields approximately 8 to 10 4oz portions
Level of difficulty- Moderate
 
9oz high quality chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 ½ cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
5 Tbsp granulated sugar
¼ tsp salt
 
Combine milk and heavy cream with sugar and salt and simmer until dissolved and fully incorporated
Gradually add chocolate in three parts and whisk until smooth
Remove pot from heat
In a separate bowl containing egg yolks, add ½ cup of warm chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth (It is crucial to continuously whisk so that eggs do not cook and scramble)
Return pot of melted chocolate to low heat and gradually add egg mixture
Continually whisk until the consistency begins to thicken
Remove from heat and pour into serving vessels
Bring to room temp or chill until ready to serve (Best served at room temp)