Tuesday, February 11, 2020
TWD - Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Creme
This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Crème. This decadent dessert would be perfect to serve as the finale to a romantic dinner for two on Valentine's Day.
A pot de creme is a baked custard dessert. This version is flavoured with white chocolate and dried lavender, which is not a combination I'd usually gravitate to. However, in this dessert, the combination is delicious - the creamy white chocolate is given just a whiff of delicate floral from the dried lavender.
I baked my two pots de crème (a quarter of the recipe) in beautiful tea cups that came with a dinner set that I bought when I first started work many, many years ago, in the misplaced belief that I was going to be hosting numerous dinner parties. Even when I have held the odd dinner party or two, people don't drink tea out of tea cups (or otherwise), so I welcomed the opportunity to use these dainty cups.
I decorated my pots de crème with crushed candied violets - I thought the purple colour was perfect to complement the lavender flavour. I also served them with chocolate cookies (made to Lila Loa's End-All for Chocolate Cookie recipe) to scoop up the custard.
This dessert surprised me in a good way - it was creamy, decadent and elegant. I would definitely make this again for the right occasion.
To see what everyone else made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.