Bring out the big guns for your next elegant dessert! These double chocolate creme brulee are EASY to make, while their presentation makes them look like you took hours. Don’t be fooled. Slightly sweet, and impossibly creamy, these will win over anyone you serve!
Dish Count :: Ramekins, 1 saucepan, 1 13×9 pan
Hello, Week 18! Wait. One Eight? This is rolling straight into the halfway point soon. It doesn’t seem like it? I will however count myself obscenely lucky for that, since it means I passed by the first bits of pregnancy that usually render women completely miserable. If the worst thing about this pregnancy was that a strong breeze against my boobs would make me cry the first few weeks, then yes – I am lucky.
And this weekend I got my first taste of what it was like dealing with someone completely helpless – Ben, dealing with a head cold.
Thursday afternoon I was picking up the Man Cold Starter Pack at the store – Top Ramen, Gatorade, Chips to scratch an itchy throat, and cheap grocery store Chinese take out. By Friday… it went up another level.
I chalked it up to the usual man cold, but realized soon after, it was a real thing. In eight years of us being together, he’s never called into work sick two days in a row. This was serious. I lost count of the number of boxes of tissues, cough drops, and naps that were had – but it was many. And we made it through roughly half of the Harry Potter series to boot. But on Sunday when I asked if he needed to go see his doctor – he told me he doesn’t have one. A nurse that doesn’t have a doctor. *facepalm*.
This about summed up everything going through my head this weekend.
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But then, even with my sighs, I remember what good care he has taken of me when I’ve been sick, or had one of my knock-down-drag-out migraines. He does it without complaint, kisses me, and lets me cry it out. For that, I am forever thankful.
So, one four day man cold? I can do handle that, gladly.
In the middle of everything else, and probably about the time we reached Harry Potter number 6, I decided to make these double chocolate creme brulee to commemorate Chip’s roll into week 18. To be fair, I didn’t have the shallow fluted ramekins that really showcase his real size, but if the app says he’s the size of a creme brulee I will find a way to make a creme brulee.
I went straight for ATK’s classic creme brulee recipe, and then upped its game with chopped semi sweet chocolate and a little extra Dutch red cocoa powder. Ohhhh me oh, oh my oh! *Falls over dead* I can safely count these as the best creme brulee I have ever had in my life. No, that is not hyperbolic. And they are supremely easy for an elegant dessert. Give them a try. Please. And thank you.
If you want to catch up on the rest of Chip’s progress through utero, read through the last few weeks!
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You can get the original recipe for this Classic Creme Brulee from America’s Test Kitchen’s Cooking School Cookbook. It’s a PERFECT base recipe for this double chocolate creme brulee I made today!
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