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                          CHOCOLATE POTS DE CREME
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2                Light Cream
    2      oz            German Cooking Chocolate
    1 1/2  pt            Sugar
    1      Dash          Salt
    2      Large         Beaten Egg Yolks
      1/4  pt            Vanilla
    1                    Whipped Cream (Opt.)
     *    German cooking chocolate should be coarsely                         
     ~----------------- In a small nonmetal bowl stir                         
     together light cream, chopped chocolate, sugar and                       
     salt.  Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power about 1                      
     1/2 minutes or till chocolate is melted, stirring                        
     every 30 seconds.  Stir about HALF of the hot mixture                    
     into the beaten egg yolks.  Return all to the bowl,                      
     mixing well.  Micro-cook, uncovered, on 50% power for                    
     2 to 3 minutes or till thickened, stirring every 30                      
     seconds.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour into 2 pot de creme                     
     cups or 6-ounce custard cups.  Cover and chill for                       
     several hours or till firm.  Garnish with whipped                        
     cream, if desired. NOTE:                                                 
     SELECTING THE RIGHT CHOCOLATE:  You'll find three                        
     basic types of chocolate in the baking supplies                          
     department of most supermarkets--semisweet chocolate,                    
     unsweetened chocolate, and sweet chocolate.  The                         
     semisweet chocolate is made from chocolate that is                       
     just slightly sweetened with sugar.  Unsweetened                         
     chocolate is the original baking or cooking chocolate                    
     and has no added flavorings or sugar.  And sweet                         
     chocolate, such as the German cooking chocolate used                     
     in the Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe, is chocolate                      
     mixed with sugar and sometimes additional cocoa butter                   
     or flavorings.                                                           
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