Monday, December 12, 2011

Baked Chocolate Custard (Secret Recipe Club)

Its time for another Secret Recipe Club post! This one was ridiculously last minute because of exams, rehearsals and a trip to Sydney for a three day workshop (and then post-workshop coma), but its here! This month I was assigned to Lavender and Lime, run by the lovely Tandy, and I had a really great time sifting through all of the posts, but I kept coming back to this custard. Which was odd considering I don't normally go for sweet things, but it seemed so delicious.

I am not the kind of girl to own ramekins, so I did batches in a smaller ovenproof dish I already own, and it still worked out perfectly! The only problem was that I found it super difficult to photograph well, so I strongly recommend you head to Tandy's blog and check out her amazing photograph! I'm sure the photo was 90% of my motivation to make this. I grated some chocolate on the top but in this weather chocolate doesn't really grate, it melts between your fingers and the grater. It still tastes great though!

Serves 6
Total time commitment: 45 minutes (25 minutes baking)
Recipe from Lavender and Lime

100g dark chocolate
515ml milk
100g sugar
6 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate with 15ml milk. When smooth, add to a saucepan with 500ml milk and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat for a bit.

2. Whisk eggs and sugar together until pale and thick. Gradually add milk, continuing to whisk.

3. Place 6 large ramekins into a bain marie (see this post for help) and bake for 25 minutes.

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Nicole @ the Daily Dish said...

This looks FANTASTIC!! Chocolate Custard, yes please.

Miz Helen said...

We just love a great Chocolate Custard and this recipe looks delicious! It is fun cooking with you at the SRC, have a great day!
Miz Helen

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oooh, I love custard! I bet this would be delicious in a pie crust!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

love custard but never had chocolate. Major yumminess points!

Anonymous said...

it was indeed a difficult recipe to photograph, but yours looks amazing with the chocolate on the top - I will use that for the next time I make them. Thank you for your very kind words! Have a super day :)

Kristen said...

That looks like pure, old fashioned comfort food!!

Jeanie said...

I love puddings and this sounds simple and delicious. Thanks.

Betsy said...

So hard to make brown foods look good anyway. Who cares what it looks like when its chocolate though!

Jenny @ Savour the Senses said...

If I was busy with finals, I would love to have some of this to clear my head! Looks amazing! Glad to be a part of SRC with you! Check out my Shrimp & Artichoke Tapenade Crostini recipe from this month's reveal. Happy eating!

Megan's Cookin' said...

This recipe is calling my name! Great choice!

Louisa [Living Lou] said...

I've never tried chocolate custard but I'm going to have to now. This actually sounds so delicious, I need to make it right now.

Julia said...

Baking in little ramekins just means more dishes to clean anyway, pssshhh, over rated ;) This sounds awesome!

Karen said...

I love custards, but have never had a chocolate one. This looks amazing!