On the weekend I posted some sweet little chocolate meringue morsels and promised an even sweeter dessert to accompany them. This is what you’ve been waiting for with baited breath (ha!) – honey pots de crème.
I’m slightly in love with pots de crème. They tend to combine a whole lot of cream with other,
equally bad for you delicious ingredients; kind of like a custard that you can alter to be any flavour your little heart desires.
The first pots that I posted were Nutella, and they will always hold a special place in my heart, but these honey pots are a close second. They’re a super sweet idea for your Valentine’s day dessert (if you celebrate V-Day) OR they would be great to serve if you were having Winnie the Pooh over to dinner.
Whether your dinner date is fictional or not, skip the main and go straight to this dessert, because these pots are delightful!
- 6 egg yolks
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup honey
- 3 cups thickened cream
Preheat the oven to 170°C. Fill your kettle and boil it.
When all of the cream is in, turn the heat up slightly and allow the mixture to simmer for about one minute.
Place the ramekins in a baking tray and pour in enough boiled water to go half way up the sides. Pour the mixture into the ramekins and carefully slide the baking tray into the oven.
Bake for 70-75 minutes. A thick skin should form on the top of the pots and they will still be jiggly if you shake the pots. Allow them to cool slightly before putting them in the fridge – they will need at least four hours in the fridge, and can be left overnight.
Underneath the “skin” will be a gorgeously sweet, smooth custard, sure to impress your sweetheart on Valentine’s day! I’d happily eat these little pots de crème even without Valentine’s day as an excuse!!
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