Do we really cook nowadays? Or do we just prepare something edible with the help of packets, sachets and jars?
Cups of creamy chocolate custard
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Ingredients for 6 persons:
4 egg yolks
90 grams sugar
300 ml milk
300 ml whipped cream
250 grams bitter chocolate (72 percent cacao)
Boil water in a pan. Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C. Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together in a bowl till pale and frothy. Break the chocolate into pieces into another bowl. Heat the milk in a pan till it starts to boil and pour it into the bowl with chocolate, stirring all the time until the chocolate melts. Add the chocolate milk to the beaten egg and sugar, stirring all the time. When pouring, do it slowly and stir firmly to avoid getting lumps. Pour the mixture into ramekin cups. Place the filled cups into a roasting tray or oven dish and pour hot water into the tray till the water level reaches up to ¾ of the cups. Place the tray with the cups into the oven for twenty minutes. The creamy custard is ready when a knife inserted into its middle comes out clean. Remove the cups from the oven and let them cool down to room temperature. Place them into the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.