Lime Pot de Crèmes

September 10, 2010

Lime Pot de Creme


Happy Friday candylings! Sorry I can’t stay for long so just a quick post today to end a bad week *sad face*

I love custard. And I love limes. So it’s not rocket science that these would tango together once in a while. And it’s no surprise at what a refreshing and delectable partnership they make. Especially when served with tea cookies or madeleines.

Pot de Crème is merely a fancy name for what is essentially a baked custard and they’re not that much different from crème brulees apart from the toffee crust and in a slight way, texture. You would usually find a few bowls of this stuff in my fridge for emergency sugar hits and it’s a firm Candyland favourite. Chocolate is the most classic flavour but citrus always makes for a refreshing change.

Lime Pot de Crème


Anyhow, I know this isn’t one of my usual entertaining ramblings but I promise normal activity will resume shortly. And to celebrate the first week of Spring, check out this hot pink beauty from my garden! I normally kill foliage so how the heck did this happen?? In any case…

Have an awesome candy-filled weekend!
Spring Flower CC



Lime Pot de Crèmes

250ml pouring cream (35% fat content)
dash of vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
70g caster sugar
zest and juice of 1 lime (about 40ml of juice)

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C. Place about 4 small or 2 large ramekins in a deep baking pan. Place a full kettle of water on boil.

In a pot over medium heat, bring the cream, zest and vanilla to a gentle boil. Remove from heat and infuse for 5 minutes. Strain into a jug and set aside.

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer for at least 5 minutes, until pale, thickened and mixture falls in luscious ribbons.

Add the lime juice and stir until combined. Add the cream in a slow stream into the egg mix while slowly stirring to prevent the egg from cooking. Try to stir as gently as you can. You don’t want to make the mix too airy or frothy.

Pour into your ramekins and let them stand for a few minutes for any foam to rise, then skim the foam off the top.

Pour the boiled water from the kettle into the baking pan to come up halfway up the ramekins. Bake for 25 – 35 minutes until the custards are just set and slightly wobbly in the middle.

Remove from hot water and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

catty September 16, 2010 at 21:05

I just made these tonight *whee heeeeee*

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Conor @ HoldtheBeef September 13, 2010 at 08:07

Wishing you a better week this week! Looks like a perfect dish to kick a bad week out the door, on it's bad arse.

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@bellyrumbles September 12, 2010 at 13:42

Purdy flowers and yummy citrus pots of creamy goodness. Hope you had a candlicious weekend.

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passionateaboutbaking September 12, 2010 at 08:56

Citrus is right up my alley! Love the freshness of these Karen! Truly delish!

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bake in paris September 10, 2010 at 17:30

Happy Spring! The shot of these pink flowers is very pretty….

I am sure I will like Lime pot de creme as much as I like creme brulee…..

Sawadee from bangkok,
Kris

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mlle délicieuse September 10, 2010 at 15:00

Big *JUGS* to you! And there's always cake and chocolate to fix things over the weekend =)

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catty September 10, 2010 at 14:07

I love custard and I love lime too and I've just gotten four new le creuset ramekins that just need to be used! I think this might be perfect :)

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angie September 10, 2010 at 04:49

Could do with a pot now please!?

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chocolatesuze September 10, 2010 at 01:14

aw bad week? *hugs* normally i would say rainbows but i think today i will says JUGS

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Gastronomy Gal September 10, 2010 at 00:18

Sad face too- let's be happy that the week has come to an end!!!

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Rhonda September 9, 2010 at 22:54

awww *hugs* for the bad week darl! The custard looks simple yet elegantly delicious and yes Ive been admiring all the new spring blooms too :D

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Steph September 9, 2010 at 22:41

Prettyyy :) And perfect for spring! LOL is it creepy that I'm starting to know where you buy all your props from?

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LimeCake September 9, 2010 at 22:39

i love anything limey! this looks delicious! yum!

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Fiona September 9, 2010 at 21:44

Spring!

Love a nice baked custard.

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Lora September 9, 2010 at 17:54

These look wonderful. Love the lime flavor.

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Kathryn September 9, 2010 at 17:51

I am definitely impressed- that looks amazing! If you're interested in entering a Halloween recipe contest, I'd love to see what you come up with! You can go here to learn more about it.

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