Sous Vide Pots De Crème | Perfect Dessert

Imagine a crème brûlée that has chocolate added to it, and you will get to the idea of what a sous vide pots de crème tastes like. But amp that up a bit as this dessert is richer with a delightfully thick texture.

Sous Vide Pots De Crème
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Sous Vide Pots De Crème

This decadent dessert is served with raspberry sauce to cut through the richness
Recipe Category: Dessert, Sous Vide
Servings: 4 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Equipment

  • 4 x 125mls lidded jars

Ingredients

For the Pots De Crème

  • 250 g cream
  • 90 g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50 g fructose
  • 2 g fine salt

For the Raspberry Sauce

  • 85 g frozen raspberries
  • 14 g fructose
  • 2.5 mls lemon juice

Method

For the Pots De Crème

  • Heat your sous vide cooker to 83° Celsius
  • Place the cream and chocolate into a sauce pan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Stir occasionally until the chocolate melts then set aside to cool slightly
  • Place the egg yolks, fructose and salt into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk to combine then add the cream mixture
  • Whisk until combined then divide the mixture between the jars
  • Screw the lids on finger tight then carefully place the jars into the sous vide cooker making sure they don't topple over
  • Cook for 1 hour then remove from the sous vide and leave to stand until cool
  • Place into the fridge to set for at least 6 hours

For the Raspberry Sauce

  • Place the raspberries, fructose and lemon juice into a small saucepan
  • Heat over a medium temperature, stirring frequently, until thick
  • Strain if you don't like the seeds and refrigerate until needed

To serve

  • Top each pots de crème with some of the raspberry sauce and serve
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime September 27:


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