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- 3 x vanilla, pods
- 200 ml lowfat milk
- 375 ml double cream
- 8 lrg egg, yolks, preferably, organic
- 2Â 1/2 ounce caster sugar
- 1 tsp cocoa pwdr, heaping
- 3Â 1/2 ounce good quality chocolate, bashed up, finely
- Â Â extra sugar, for caramelizing
- Run a knife along the length of the vanilla pods, scraping out the seeds, and then chop up the pods. Put the seeds and pods into a thick-bottomed pan with the lowfat milk and cream. Simmer slowly for 5 min for the flavour to infuse.
- In a bowl which will fit into the top of the pan, but not fall into the pan, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and cocoa pwdr for a minute. Still slowly whisking, add in the vanilla-flavored lowfat milk and cream and keep whisking till well mixed.
- Add in 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) of warm water to the dirty pan bring to a simmer and put the bowl on top of the pan. Cook the custard slowly over the simmering water for 5 min, stirring often till it coats the back of the spoon.
- Strain the custard through a fine sieve into a clean container. Throw away the vanilla pods.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
- Put 4 ovenproof serving dishes in a high-sided roasting tray. Divide the chocolate between them and shake flat. Carefully divide the custard mix between the dishes; making sure the chocolate isn't disturbed. Fill the tray with water till it is halfway up the sides of the dishes.
- Cook in the preheated oven for around 30 to 45 min till slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow to cold, then sprinkle with some sugar, and caramelize with a blowtorch.
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|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 271g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 363||76%|
|Total Fat 41.68g||52%|
|Saturated Fat 22.84g||91%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 15.04g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 4.2g||14%|