Everyone wants a signature candy dish across the holidays. I’m speaking in regards to the addicting deal with that household and associates beg for 12 months after 12 months. Thanks to their creamy texture and butterscotch taste, these salted caramel pots de creme are the right candidate.
But first, I’ve acquired to offer credit score the place it’s due. Several years again, I went to my (now favourite) restaurant, Gjelina, for the primary time. It’s now grow to be a Venice Beach legend, however again then it was a brand-new Italian scorching spot. I, like everybody else, was blown away by the charred pizzas and flavor-bomb veggies that got here out of the wood-burning range on the heart of the restaurant. As Adam and I wrapped up our meal, the waiter talked about that we couldn’t miss the pastry chef’s well-known Butterscotch Pots de Crème. Well, after that first chunk, I instantly understood why.
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As quoted in Gjelina’s cookbook, “The dramatic contrasts in flavor and texture are deeply satisfying—smoky caramel-flavored custard, combined with whipped crème fraîche, thick caramel sauce, and flaky sea salt.”
I’ve been making my very own model for the vacation feast we host for a couple of shut associates yearly. And although I’ve developed the recipe a bit from Gjelina’s, it nonetheless maintains that very same sweet-salty-smoky mixture that everybody goes loopy for. Even after we took a break from internet hosting resulting from COVID, there was no manner I’d let the vacation season cross us by with out making my favourite dessert. Thankfully, the events are again on, and after I whipped up a check run batch the opposite evening, it immediately felt extra like Christmas.
What is a salted caramel pots de creme?
As the identify implies, it’s a french custard—actually, a “pot of cream” (YUM). It’s typically chocolatey, typically topped with whipped cream, and at all times intensely satisfying. For sounding so fancy, the substances are fairly easy: eggs, sugar, butter, cream, salt, and vanilla. That’s it! You could make them in any small oven-proof containers—bowls, ramekins, small mugs all work nice. But to make issues all of the extra festive, I really like serving mine in cute Spanish-style stemless wine glasses. They’re casual and elegant and show off the custard’s beautiful texture.
Scroll on for the recipe, and be sure to tag @camillestyles on Instagram to show off your sweet masterpiece! I’m pretty sure you’ll love them as much as we do. And don’t forget to leave a comment and rating if you give these a try!
Hope y’all have a very merry holiday—let’s savor every bite. xo
This post was originally published on December 20, 2020, and has since been updated.