Last Valentines Day when I was looking for that special dessert for two I found this recipe. When I made it I thought, wow, this is the best chocolate custard I have ever had, I should have doubled the recipe. By the time that we ate it after dinner, it had set up to a rich chocolate mousse and neither of us could finish it. Takes 20 minutes and makes 2 very rich servings. YUM. Compliments of Food and Wine.
1/4 cup milk
3 T sugar
1 large egg yolk
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, plus shaving chocolate
pinch of salt
2 T unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
pinch of ground cinnamon
In a small sauce pan place the milk and 2 T of the sugar. Heat until steaming and the sugar is dissolved. Put the egg yolk in a small bowl and gradually whish in the steaming milk. Return to the pan and cook, whisking, till slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add the chopped chocolate and the salt and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the butter. Pour into two stemmed glasses and refrigerate for 5 minutes if you want to eat it immediately. ( this way you can eat the whole thing )
Beat the heavy cream with the cinnamon and 1 T. of sugar. Remove glasses from the frig and pipe with whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and serve.
To serve later wait until the last minute and do the cream. Now this is decadent!!
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