Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Serves 8

Source:  Enchantment Resort Sedona, Arizona

This is definitely NOT the low-fat version.  But delicious, it is!

2

cups

whipping cream

 

 

500

ml

2

cups

half and half

 

 

500

ml

8

oz 

semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

 

225

grams

8

large

egg yolks

 

 

 

 

cup

sugar (caster)

2+

ounces

65

grams

Tbs

sugar  (caster)

 

 

120

ml

Preheat oven to 300F [149C].

Bring cream and half and half to boil in heavy large saucepan.
Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat. Whisk yolks and 1/3 cup [85 ml] sugar in large bowl to blend.
Gradually whisk in hot chocolate mixture. Strain.

Divide custard among eight -cup [190 ml] custard cups. Place cups in large baking pan.
Add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups.
Bake until custards are set, about 50 minutes.
Remove from water; chill 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat broiler. sprinkle each custard with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Broil until sugar turns golden, watching closely to avoid burning, about 3 minutes.
Refrigerate until custards are set, 1 to 2 hours.

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