If you’re someone that likes the velvety texture of crme brle, then you’ll definitely fall in love with these delectable chocolate and espresso desserts. They taste incredible and the texture is most satisfying. Every single bite feels like Christmas on your palate!
This chocolate dessert is simple to prepare and you’ll be surprized at how quickly it can be done. They bake in a bain-marie, which means in a water bath. Often when baking things we don’t want to get exposed to harsh heat, a bain-marie is used. An oven proof dish is filled with warm water and the dish containing the dessert is placed into the water. This method of baking “protects” the dessert from over heating while cooking and ensures a smooth, silky texture.
To decorate the chocolate pots, I used chocolate coated coffee beans which I found at an Italian deli. I’ve seen them at quite a few speciality shops and baking shops. If you do find them, grab a packet or two that can be stored for desserts like these. They really add something special to the dessert.