NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY | AUGUST 27
On August 27th, National Pots De Creme Day sets the table with a delicious custard dessert. Collect your ramekins, because this day gives you another excuse to use them!
Recipes for this delightful French dessert date back to the 17th century. Its name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme” which also refers to the baking dish. While a pots de creme traditionally bakes in small pots with lids, they may also be baked in other small porcelain dishes. On the spectrum of custards, pots de creme is a loose custard. It should not be set when baking completes.
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Recipes vary, however, the basic ingredients in pot de creme remains the same. Count on needing eggs, egg yolks, cream or milk, and either chocolate or vanilla for flavor. The mixture is baked in the porcelain cups at a low temperature. A water bath helps the custard bake evenly.
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While chocolate and vanilla are common flavors, don’t hesitate to explore other flavorings. For example, espresso or zesty orange may be the creamy and decadent touch you’re seeking. Fresh berries and whipped cream add a custom touch. Depending on your choice of flavorings, adding chocolate shavings, mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar demonstrates a subtle elegance. How about a drizzle of homemade fruit syrup? Do we have you thinking #CelebrateEveryDay with pots de creme?
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY
Savor a delicious serving of Pots De Creme. Test different flavors and compare them to other custards, too. Need a recipe? Enjoy this recipe!
Chocolate Pots de Cream
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NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY HISTORY
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Pots de Creme FAQ
Q. How long does pots de creme keep?
A. When refrigerated in a covered dish, the dessert should keep for about 1 week.
Q. What kinds of dishes serve as the pots in pots de creme?
A. Custard cups and ramekins work very well. Other small dishes like coffee mugs, small soup crocks, half-pint canning jars, or miniature cocettes work well, too.