Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chocolate Creme Brulee

Who doesn't love creme brulee right? So how could you go wrong with a chocolate creme brulee? I stumbled upon this recipe one day as I was searching my favorite food sites for some yummy treat. It really lives up to everything you would expect from the name and so worth every calorie!

Chocolate Creme Brulee

1 1/4  ounces bittersweet chocolate
3 egg yolks
¼ cup + 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
½ cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 300°.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil for a water bath to cook the custards.  In a double boiler over low heat, melt the chocolate.  Or, melt in 20 second pulses in the microwave on low, stirring frequently.  Set aside to cool slightly.  In a medium bowl, whisk together by hand the egg yolks and sugar.  Once well incorporated, add the heavy cream.  Pour in the melted chocolate mixture.  Divide the mixture between two 6-ounce ramekins.  Place the ramekins in a small baking dish and add the hot water until it comes up ½ way on the sides of ramekins.  Move the baking dish carefully to the oven and bake about 40-44 minutes, until the custard is set.  The middle will slightly jiggle, but the sides will be set.  Let the custards cool in the water bath completely before removing them.  Cover each ramekin with plastic wrap and chill at least 5 hours or until ready to serve (can be made up to 2 days in advance).  Before serving, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over each and brulee with a kitchen torch until the sugar caramelizes and hardens.  Serve immediately.

I forgot to take a picture of the final product before we devoured it, so this is a close to the end as I can get :).

Click here for original recipe (and her pictures are far better than mine)


  1. I love creme brulee! Make it chocolate, even better :)! This sounds amazing!

  2. Talk about taking perfection and making it heavenly :-)