How to Make the 'Pots De Crème' Au Chocolat'🇫🇷

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

popular in the 17 thC France. It is a loose custard that was served in special small pots with covers. 'Pot de crème' is also the name of z small porcelains. This recipe is #glutenfree & #lactosefree


  • 600 Milliliters Milk or almond milk (450+150)
  • 60 Grams Sugar or agave syrup)
  • 30 Grams Maizeina (corn starch)
  • 30 Grams Cacao
  • 3 Grams Egg yolks
  • 150 Grams Chocolate (dark)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Orange zest or almond extract or???
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Also the original recipe had no flour or starch. But more eggs. Here I made it lighter on eggs. And used a supposedly healthier sugar

    Step 2

    This recipe makes 6 good portions or 8 small portions

    Step 3

    Step 4

    To note: Using sugar will give a thicker consistency.

    Step 5

    For a #glutenfree use corn starch otherwise use all purpose flour

    Step 6

    Heat 450 ml milk + sugar or agave syrup+30 g cacao

    Step 7

    Milk with agave syrup

    Step 8

    Let it heat through. Mix well. I recommend using hand blender

    Step 9

    Add the cacao

    Step 10

    Mix until well blended

    Step 11

    Step 12

    Add over the egg mixture. Bit by bit without stopping to stir.

    Step 13

    When the milk cacao mixture is hot.

    Step 14

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    Step 16

    Step 17

    Step 18

    ....And continue until the thickness desired. The temp has to arrive to 70C at least

    Step 19

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    Step 22

    Either you distribute the pudding among 6 glasses. And dust with cacao. Or put in a bowl and cover with a plastic wrap in contact with the pudding so as not to form a

    Step 23

    Put a kitchen paper between the individual custard pots and the stretch film. Or.. Put in a bowl cover with plastic film in contact with the custard, then distribute in the pots

    Step 24

    Trying my new iPad pro😂😂

    Step 25

    These are the traditional French 'pot de creme'