It seems like it is always during the shortest days of the year that I get an overwhelming craving for chocolate and find myself with an inexplicable shortage of chocolate bars in the cupboard. My solution is easy and completely satisfying -- Chocolate Pots de Creme
1 cup cream or half-n-half
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Heat cream with chocolate until chocolate melts.
Slowly pour half the chocolate mixture into egg yolks.
Return everything back to the pan and heat for 2 minutes.
Stir in vanilla and immediately pour into dessert cups.
You can top it with whipped cream, etc. if you like.
For those who have followed this blog, I have a lot of explaining to do. I know. I decided to take a sabbatical from blogging last year. I didn't really plan for it to be an entire year, though. 2009 was, in a word, brutal. May 2010 be a much merrier year for all!