Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chocolate Pots with Irish Crème Liqueur

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Around Valentines Day one of my favorite bloggers, Susan from Savoring Time in the Kitchen made delectable Chocolate Pots de Crème.

We both had purchased these cute 2 oz red lions head pots from Sur La Table and I figured it was time to put them to use. Since it is getting close to St. Patrick’s Day I decided to make Chocolate Pots with Irish Crème Liqueur.

Simple, simple recipe:

Chocolate Pots with Irish Crème Liqueur

5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 Cup heavy cream
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Irish Crème Liqueur

Break up the chocolate and place it in a food processor. Over medium heat, heat cream to almost boiling. Combine cream with chocolate and blend until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Add the egg and Irish Cream liqueur and blend again until smooth. Pour into six ramekins and chill for at least 24 hours. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Serves 6.

Needless to say, these are very rich tasting and should be served with a cookie of choice… one recommendation would be Irish Oatmeal Cookies!

Irish Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and oatmeal. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared sheet, leaving space between. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool.

YIELD: 2 Dozen


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Marsha said...

I just have little photo icons for new posts in my sidebar and when I saw the red pots I was thinking Susan! I didn't know you got them too! They really are pretty and your Irish chocolate pots sound wonderful...with a Irish cookie of course. It is going to be a wonderful March with you and Kathleen. If you are coming up with such wonderful things already I can't wait for the 17th!

Kathleen said...

They look excellent, Barb...Love your little red pots!
I need them in green! :)
Marsha, we will teach you the jig and the Stack O'Barley!

Cynthia said...

Barb, so pretty and so tasty looking. I remember when you ordered those.

And yes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The chocolate pots sound sinful.

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Give Me Chocolate! Barb, beautiful photography. Yes, these are sinful.

SusanQ said...

Thank you, Barb! I am flattered ;)

You've gotten Irish Fest off to a great start. I love the idea of using Irish Creme Liquer in the pots de creme! That sounds wonderful and your photos are terrific.

I love the Irish saying!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

YUMMM! Your red pots are just to die for! ♥ Diane

Suzy said...

Your Pots sound delicious and look great too! Congrats on FG!

Suzy said...

Make that Tastespotting! I hadn't got to look til now and had FG in my head.

Val said...

Can't resist my 2 favorite flavors combined in 1 dessert. WOW! Just found you on Food Gawker & am having a great time exploring your site. Thank you for sharing the recipe & photos. ;o}

Cynthia said...

Luscious! I wish that was my spoon in the photo. P.S.: I love that Irish quote you have, too. It's a great way to look at life.

Mama said...

Hello, I hope you see comments on older posts, I am in love with your red mini tureens and since they have chocolate in them I love them even more lol, Kathy, Thank you for stopping by my blog I am so glad you did as I know have another fave to add to my blog list, your hole blog is delicious and you photpgraph the food so well. K.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.