Chocolate Butterscotch Pot de Creme

22 Jul

Oh hi there! I feel like I have been away for a while. Things have been busy and so I haven’t been cooking at home much. I’m scared to look in my vegetable drawer, I think things may be dying in there.

My Aunt and Uncle from the East Coast have been visiting this week and they brought us a whole load of lobster from Nova Scotia! I’m talking a lot of lobster. Like 12 whole lobsters…when there were 6 people eating. There also may have been a pound of butter melted into garlic butter. Oh boy, I am still full from that dinner. We have a lot of leftover lobster. No leftover garlic butter though. Hm, I don’t think I want to do the math on how much garlic butter I ingested last night, we won’t go there. Tonight we’re using the leftover lobster to use in place of shrimp in these Veggie Salad Rolls.

Anyways, the point of this story was that I made one of my most requested dessert dishes of all time. I have a few people in my life that never get tired of this recipe and force me into making it constantly. Mostly Mr. Delish; he would eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I had enough ramekins.

This is chocolatey, butterscotchey, crunchy, creamalicious, goodness in a cup. Yes those are all words, I checked.

Woah. You’re gonna love this one. Just be careful because you might be roped into making this recipe for all eternity once you serve this.

I guess being stuck with chocolate and butterscotch and crunchy skor pieces for all eternity isn’t so bad.

Chocolate Butterscotch Pot de Creme:

2 cups Heavy Cream, Divided Use
8 tbsp Demerera Sugar, Divided Use (you can also use dark brown sugar or even just regular old light brown sugar but the butterscotch flavor will be less strong with the lighter sugars)
1/4 tsp Salt
6 tbsp Water
4 whole Egg Yolks
1/2 tsp Vanilla
8 ounces, weight Milk Chocolate
2 bars Skor Candy Bars, Chopped

Preheat oven to 300 Degrees F.

In a small saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream, 6 tablespoons of the demerera sugar and the salt to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Then turn to low to keep warm.

In another saucepan, combine water and the remaining 2 tablespoons of demerera sugar. Cook on medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and then continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and bubbling (approximately 5 minutes.) Remove from heat and pour in cream mixture, whisking until combined.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and vanilla and continue whisking as you add the hot cream mixture in a stream.

Pour an equal amount of custard into each of six ramekins. Place the ramekins in a roasting pan filled with water (enough to go about half way up the sides of the ramekins) and bake in a hot water bath, uncovered until the custards are set around the edges but still jiggly in the center, about 40 minutes. Remove from pan with tongs and allow to cool until room temperature. They will continue to set as they cool.

While they are cooling, add the chopped milk chocolate (I usually use one of the large lindt “creamy” chocolate bars which works out to about a cup and a half of chopped chocolate) and remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a double boiler over medium low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and then pour over the cooled custards, lifting up each custard and turning them to make sure the chocolate coats the entire top of the custard. Allow to cool at room temperature. The chocolate will never fully set, it is meant to be gooey!

If you are not serving them right away cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, top with the chopped Skor bar. I prefer them when they are ice cold right out of the fridge, but they are just as good at room temp.

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21 Responses to “Chocolate Butterscotch Pot de Creme”

  1. Suz26 July 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    I have had a few of these in the past and they are so rich and yummy-they make you feel happy :)

  2. leah October 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    watching recipes to riches right now…it looked so good I had to find the recipe

  3. Amelia Peluso October 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I watched recipes to riches tonight and I think you should have won. I do really sympathize with the honey cheese tart guy but
    his recipe was so simple. Just wanted to let you know and I m going to try your recipe as butterscotch is my favorite.
    I don t go on twitter or facebook I like to know if you have any other great desserts.
    Regards Amelia.

    • missdelish October 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      Hi Amelia, Thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate that you were cheering me on. If you don’t use twitter or facebook, you can go to the home page my blog and there is a “subscribe by email” link on the right hand side of the page. Then you will get an email anytime I do a new post :)

  4. Candice October 18, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I saw you on Recipe to Riches, and was so disappointed you didn’t win. I was really looking forward to trying your dessert. I was hoping you would have this recipe posted, so that I could still try.
    Well atleast you were able to find some new fans for your website.
    Wishing you all the best, and cannot wait to read your blog and look at all the pictures.

    You are just so awesome!

    Sincerly,
    Candice Mah
    Edmonton, ALberta

    • missdelish October 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks Candice, I was definitely able to get some new readers and that is amazing! It turned what could have been a disappointing situation into something awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Leanne October 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Hi Jill, I thought you were awesome on Recipe to Riches too and hoped that you would win too. Your dessert looks so good. I’m subscribed to your blog and Pinterest. Looking forward to your talent.

    Leanne from Langley

    • missdelish October 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thank You Leanne! I am so glad you were rooting for me and also stopped by my blog! I love new visitors :)

  6. Catherine October 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Thank you for the great recipe! Just one quick question. Where do I buy Demerera sugar? Is is a brand or type of sugar? Is it in the baking isle or possibly available at Bulk Barn?

    Thanks for sharing your winning in our eyes dessert recipe with us!!

    • missdelish October 19, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      Demerrera Sugar is just a dark brown sugar, if you can’t find it you can just use regular dark brown sugar or even just the light brown stuff. I have made it before with all of the above and it always turns out. I just find the darker the sugar, the more rich the butterscotch taste is :)

  7. Helen October 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    My husband and I just finished watching your episode of Recipe to Riches, and the first thing we both said when it finished was “We have to look up her blog!” We were as torn as the judges because we wanted to try both desserts this weekend. Although your dessert didn’t win, I think you did, because you were so gracious and because you will have many new happy visitors to your blog! Can’t wait to try this recipe and I know I will return to your blog again and again!

    • missdelish October 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

      Hi Helen! So glad you two found me! I think you are completely right, although I didn’t win, I know this is just the beginning for me :)

  8. Cathy Ferguson October 21, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Will be making this for sure:)…looked SO good on the show :)…

    • missdelish October 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      Thank you so much! Let me know how it goes :)

  9. Joanne Sherman October 22, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Rats….I so wanted you to win the Recipe to Riches so I could buy your dessert. I was shouting at the judges to pick you. Just printed your recipe and will just have to make it myself. Thank-you for posting it.

    • missdelish October 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      Thanks Joanne! Please let me know you you like it! I would have loved to share my recipe with all of Canada, I think that was the part I would have been the most excited for :)

  10. Mara October 22, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I watched you on Recipes to Riches & thought you had it in the bag! You were so gracious too. Congrats for making it that far.

    I’m sure you’ve gained many followers, as the look of your dessert & the reaction of the judges (especially the women) made us all want to try it….can’t wait!

    • missdelish October 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      Thank you so much, Mara! It was such a wonderful experience and I am grateful that it have me the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you!

  11. Dekara October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Hello,
    I also saw you on the show and I thought both recipes were great. I was telling myself no matter who won I was going out to buy it…well I did go out and buy the winning desert…which was very tasty, I actually really enjoyed it. Unfortunately now that you did not win I am going to have to try to make your recipe on my own and I am hoping it turns out as good as yours does. I was hoping you would win so that I didn’t have to try to make it..ha ha…as the other winners recipe was fairly simple.
    I will be checking out some of your other recipes. And congrats for making it on the show and coming in second as it was a very hard decision for the judges, I am sure.

    • missdelish October 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Thank you Dekara! It was really tough but it was a great experience, and I was so lucky to be involved!

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