These easy-to-make mocha pots de creme are perfect meal ending on a warm summer evening.
?I would have eaten more of this if I could?? said my friend Annie as she handed off the rest of the mocha pots de creme to my partner AJ. He finished the half empty mason jar without a thought and I assured her that it was fine if she couldn?t finish it. Annie always professes that she doesn?t like desserts or sweets so the fact that she actually ate half the jar was quite a compliment. Of course, AJ ended up eating his own serving, the rest of hers and the couple of spoonfuls that I had left in mine as well. Obviously he had no issues with desserts or sweets. Or with these pots de creme. (Jump directly to the recipe.)
Pots de creme are basically a thinner custard baked in a jars or ramekins. They aren?t quite pudding thick but are easier to make because you just bake them in the oven in a water bath as opposed to cooking them on the stove, which requires constant stirring. The water bath itself seems fussy but it?s there to keep the custard from cooking too fast. Besides, wouldn?t you prefer pour water into a pan around the jars, then closing the oven door and walking away until it?s done over standing there next to the hot stove and stirring the entire time" Yeah, me too.