National Pot De Creme Essay

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National Pots De Crème Day

National Pots De Crème Day in the United States is celebrated on the 27th of August. The day recognizes the delicious French dessert custard by the same name. The dessert delicacy was created in the 17th century in France. The translation of the name pots de crème is pot of crème (cream) or pot of custard. This refers to the fact that the custard is cooked and served inside small porcelain cups. Pot de crème is a loose custard that’s consistency is looser than crème caramel, flans, and many other custards.

Pots de crème is constructed from eggs, milk, cream, and the flavor of choice. The most popular flavors for pot de crème is either chocolate or vanilla. The milk, flavor additive, and crème are heated while the eggs are whisked separately. The hot crème is slowly tempered into the eggs to prevent the eggs from scrambling. If the mixture is poured in too quickly, the eggs will scrambled and the whole dish will be ruined and the baker would have to start from scratch. Once combined, the mixture is strained using a sieve. After straining, the liquid mixture is poured into cups also known as ramekins. Ramekins are small bowls that are normally made from porcelain. There are other varieties of ramekins but traditionally porcelain ramekins are desired. After being filled, the ramekins are baked inside a hot water bath. The hot water bath consists of setting the ramekins inside a baking dish and then filling the baking dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the side of
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While chocolate and vanilla are still the most popular, many people have explored different flavor combinations such as caramel and coffee flavored pots de crème. Each pots de crème is unique to the person who is eating the custard dessert, all you have to do is decide which flavor you want to try out. Regardless, once the pots de crème is prepared the best way to top it off is with a dollop of whipped

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