Friday, December 11, 2009

a special lunch

Yesterday we took advantage of some girl time to have a Mother-Daughter tea. Here are a couple photos of us and the food.

Mother Dear

set and ready

applets and cotlets, cream scones, cucumber sandwiches and tomato and olive brushetta

Chocolate Pot de Créme (a rich moose)

Here's the recipe. It was so easy and SO chocolatety I'm sure many of you all would like it (even you, Mrs. Poff =p)

2 cups whipping cream
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup sugar
4 beaten egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium saucepan combine the whipping cream, chocolate, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil and thickens just a bit. Gradually stir in the egg and vanilla. Divide the mixture into 8 small cups. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours. (I didn't have time, so I just put mine into the freezer for 1.5 or 2 hours and it was just fine. we also had a bit leftover and it was just as good the second day. =D) Embellish with whipped cream, chocolate curls, or berries.


Spencer Mom said...

The food was delicious and the company wonderful. What a special time with you girls. Thank you!

Prairie Momma said...

OOOOO, I'm so happy that you had a chance to do this and even happier to have a yummy mousse recipe!!!

Next time, invite me, please, please, please, please......

The Poff Clan said...

Ok, I'd like a copy of your pictures, Caity and Marissa!! And, thanks so much for this recipe...I love that it doesn't have DARK chocolate. Love you all!