Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme (GIVEAWAY)

One thing I love about living in Asheville, North Carolina is that it attracts food lovers. People visit here for all sorts of food festivals throughout the year. Others come to stay; opening restaurants, farming, attending culinary school, and producing artisan cheeses. With so many taking part in this “Foodtopian Society” as we call it, there is never a lack for delicious conversation or cooking buddies.

Debby Maugans is just such a friend. She moved to Asheville from Birmingham, Alabama, and is an avid member of our food culture. She’s been developing recipes for years as the author of the Birmingham News, Table for Two, and is passionate about good eats.

As an ardent food writer and author of three cookbooks: Beyond the Breakfast Bowl, the very popular Small-Batch Baking, and now Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers, Debby’s recipes are tried-and-true and easy to follow.

Debby would tell you Small-Batch Baking was inspired by her teenage daughter who would ask for homemade chocolate brownies a couple times a week. She would eat a brownie or two, then leave the rest of the pan sitting around for Debby to resist. She decided to make tiny batches of brownies in a small loaf pan each time, so their would be just enough for her daughter’s craving and no leftovers. Later she made tiny cakes for a baby shower, using metal cans as the cake pans and Small-Batch Baking was born!

Not everyone has a brood of children to bake for, and many of us want a decedent treat now-and-again without the concern of excess layer cake and cookies taunting us days later. Debby has taken all the effort out of making sweet treats for this generation’s small family; pairing back recipes, without loosing taste or texture.

Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers is a collection of all things chocolate. As Debby states in her introduction, “Everything is better with chocolate” and she is out the prove it with: Praline Chocolate Brownie Cake, Chocolate Early Grey Tea Souffles, and Chocolate Baklava.

As I dug through the book, salivating over the chocolate-laden recipes, I decided to make a treat with more chocolate and less of everything else! That’s how I roll. *wink*

I started with Debby’s Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme. These silky chocolate cups, fragrant with raspberry liqueur, are utterly amazing. Smooth, rich, balanced, and not overly sweet; I say they land somewhere between the best chocolate pudding ever and eating straight chocolate ganache. It gives me the shivers, all over again, just to think about them! Hugs to Debby Maugans.

To Prepare:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place two 6 oz. custard cups in a rimmed baking dish.

Place the chocolate in a small bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan until it simmers. Pour 1/3 of the cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 1 minute.

Whisk until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture back into the saucepan and whisk.

Place the egg yolks in a small bowl. Whisk a little of the cream mixture into the eggs. Then pour the egg mixture back into the sauce pan and whisk well.

Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together. Add then to the sauce pan and whisk well. Allow the mixture to thicken for about 5 minutes—stir constantly.

Add the raspberry liqueur, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Then pour the mixture into two custard cups. Fill the rimmed pan with hot water until it come half way up the side of the custard cups. Then place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.

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Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme

Ingredients:

1 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
¼ oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 ½ Tb. egg yolk (about 1 ½ eggs yolks)
2 Tb. sugar
1 Tb. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tb. Raspberry liqueur
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of salt
Whipped cream and fresh raspberries for serving

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place two 6 oz. custard cups in a rimmed baking dish.

Place the chocolate in a small bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan until it simmers. Pour 1/3 of the cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth.

Pour the chocolate mixture back into the saucepan and whisk.

Place the egg yolks in a small bowl. Whisk a little of the cream mixture into the eggs. Then pour the egg mixture back into the sauce pan and whisk well.

Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together. Add then to the sauce pan and whisk well. Allow the mixture to thicken for about 5 minutes---stir constantly.

Add the raspberry liqueur, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Then pour the mixture into two custard cups. Fill the rimmed pan with hot water until it come half way up the side of the custard cups. Then place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.

The Pots de creme should be set, but a little jiggly. Place them in the fridge to cool, nce cooled cover until ready to serve. Serve with Whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

Debby Maugans has a gift for YOU!

One lucky ASP reader will win Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers.

TO ENTER:   ~GIVEAWAY CLOSED~

Leave a CHOCOLATEY comment!

For additional chances to win, SUBSCRIBE to ASP by RSS, EMAIL, Facebook, or Twitter.

You can also share this post on Twitter or Facebook, using the “share buttons” below.

And for a final chance to win Follow @SmallBatchBakin on Twitter.

MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH SEPARATE ENTRY!

The winner will be selected by random drawing, at 11 pm EST May 1st, then announced on May 2nd.

This giveaway in for US resident only~sorry international friends.

Good Luck Chocolate Lovers!


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151 Responses to “Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme (GIVEAWAY)”

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    serena — April 26, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    these look AH-mazing!! i lurve chocolate! this book looks awesome!!!!

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    Kneady Sweetie — April 26, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
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    BigFatBaker — April 26, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    MMM…chocolate and raspberries = addicting! I have yet to make a pot de creme but I must soon…they sound great.

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    Pachecopatty — April 26, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    I think I’ll join in the commenting fun here;-)
    These chocolate raspberry pots de cremes are sure pretty and I love the theme of the book since we are just two people here I may have to pick this book up;-)

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    Brandy — April 26, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Chocolate does make all things better. In fact, I had to resist the urge to buy some just today!

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    5 Star Foodie — April 26, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Small batch baking is a terrific concept, this is just what I always do too. And these pots de creme are super decadent, yum!

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    Laura — April 26, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Great idea for baking in small amounts so I don’t have leftovers to tempt me for days! I scream, you scream, we all scream for….chocolate!

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    Eileen — April 26, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    I can’t imagine life without chocolate! Your little desserts look so delicious. I like the idea of making small batches. As it is now, I freeze a considerable amount of my baked goods, and that’s after I have already given some away.

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    glenda — April 26, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    this will help with the sweet cravings and I won’t over eat.

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    Kita — April 26, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    What a sweet giveaway. Im always looking for smaller portion baking so that we can enjoy our treat but not over indulge at any point. These raspberry pots de creme look beautiful.

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    elle marie — April 26, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    A give away!!! YAY! Can I? I really like the idea of small batches, esp when I only just taste as I go along or just have on portion for calorie control.

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    sweetlife — April 26, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    tweeted for support, good luck to all who enter!!

    sweetlife

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    Cherine — April 27, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    Gorgeous as usual !!!

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Sold! I love love love the idea of a cookbook featuring chocolate and in small portions so you can whip up treats to satisfy cravings and not need to feed the neighbors along with it :) Would love to win a copy of this book!

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    I subscribe to your RSS feed already :)

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I subscribe on Facebook also :)

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    And I also subscribe on Twitter @missionfood

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    I just tweeted about the giveaway as well!

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — April 27, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    And finally, I just followed @smallbatchbakin :)

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    Julia @ DimpleArts — April 27, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    Oh oh these are so chocolatty and delicious! My husband absolutely LOVES chocolate, but wants to be a healthy eater. This is the perfect recipe book for us! I can spoil him but he won’t have to feel guilty:)

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    Julia @ DimpleArts — April 27, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    Tweeted about this wonderful giveaway on twitter!

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    Julia @ DimpleArts — April 27, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Added you to my Google reader!

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    Julia @ DimpleArts — April 27, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    I now follow you on Facebook.

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    Julia @ DimpleArts — April 27, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    And I liked your post on Facebook! :)

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    Lora @cakeduchess — April 27, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    Debby’s book is LOVELY and so is your pots de creme;) I would love to sample one right now;)

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    Amy — April 28, 2011 @ 5:23 am

    Dark Chocolate is my favorite

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    Amy — April 28, 2011 @ 5:24 am

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    Amy — April 28, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    I follow @SmallBatchBakin on Twitter.

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    I follow you on facebook

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    Amanda Thompson — April 28, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I adore chocolate ~ the darker the better!!!!

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    I subscribe via email :)

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    Sarah J — April 29, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Delicious looking!

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    Jan — April 29, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    Milk Chocolate for me!

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    Sandie (Sandie's Bitchin' Kitchen) — April 30, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Oh. My. God. YUM!! What could possibly be better than chocolate and raspberries?! Love love love!! The only thing that even comes remotely close is chocolate and orange… Or chocolate and pineapple! I’m working on a concoction today of pineapple and chocolate, which should be quite yummy!

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    Isabelle — April 30, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Wow! they look delicious! great giveaway!

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    Amy L — April 30, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    I love baking with chocolate, and since my kids are grown and gone, this cookbook would be perfect for me. Thanks for the chance!

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    Emma — April 30, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    white chocolate is my downfall, in a good way :)

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    Steve — February 5, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Looks delicious! I was watching an episode of Pioneer Woman and she made this on Chocolate Day. She added fresh whipped cream to the top!

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    Chocolate and Raspberry is my favorite combo!! Yum!

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