Chocolate Cream Cups
This one is fun and easy to do. You are going to need:
2 packages pistachio pudding mix.
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
12 shortcake cups.
12 strawberries,capped and cut in half.
The first step in this recipe is preparing your shortcake cups. Melt the chocolate in your double boiler. Dip each shortcake cup into the chocolate to coat the top 2/3 of each cup with chocolate.
– Place each cake cup on a saucer for individual service.
– Place the cake cups in the fridge until completely cooled.
Mix the pudding and fold in 2 cups whipped cream. Pipe the pudding mix into each cake cup and chill at least 1 hour prior to service. Garnish with whipped topping and strawberry halves. Easy, delicious and fun, dessert the way it should be.
Pot de Creme
Now for something different we add a taste of the old world with delicious pot de creme! In a double boiler melt 2/3 cup dark chocolate.
For the custard we are going to make a simple creme anglaise (pudding).
1 cup heavy cream.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
4 egg yolks.
1/3 cup white sugar.
1 tsp powdered espresso coffee.
1. In a small, heavy saucepan, heat cream and vanilla until bubbles form at edges.
2. While cream is heating, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Gradually add “egg yolk” mixture back to remaining “milk” mixture and whisking constantly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir espresso into mixture.