Her take on pot de crème actually looked really good and, as with all of her recipes, they require very little time or effort. There's no baking required -- which is especially nice because with this heat wave we're experiencing, who wants to deal with a hot oven?
Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream
2/3 cup whole milk
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp hazelnut liqueur or dark rum*
4 demitasse cups
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
Mint springs for garnish, optional
1. Heat the milk in a small pan over moderate heat until it comes to a boil.
2. In a blender or food processor combine the egg, sugar, a pinch of salt, semi-sweet chips and liqueur. Run the processor or turn on the blender to a low setting. Pour in the boiling milk in a slow stream. The hot milk will cook the egg and melt the chocolate. Process or blend for 1 minute, until smooth. Spoon chocolate into 4 demitasse cups and chill.
3. After dinner, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add a little sugar and beat to combine. Top the chocolate cups with a dollop of cream and garnish each cup with mint sprigs. Place cups on saucers and serve with demitasse spoons. If you use teacups, this recipe will yield 2 cups, rather than 4.
* During yesterday's episode, RR said you can use the booze of your choice.
And that is IT! I love that they look much more complicated than they are... But I still hate Rachael Ray.