August 27 marks National Pots de Crème Day. It’s on my calendar as a holiday I must celebrate. How do I celebrate it? By surprising my family with this delectable French custard right after dinner.
Baked in small individual ceramic pots, or ramekins, they are made slightly different than flan. Pots de crème are prepared by heating and mixing the cream first, then incorporating into an egg and sugar mixture. The mixture is the strained for a smoother texture and the final consistency is softer and fluffier than flan.
Some pots de crème are flavored with coffee, vanilla, and lime. I decided to flavor mine with my son’s favorite ice cream flavor, chocolate of course.
To give this elegant dessert a silky-rich consistency I used Cacique® Crema Mexicana and I strained any lumps through a very fine sieve. The result is heavenly and worthy of a special holiday that everyone should celebrate.
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