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Meyer Lemon Pot de crme - 8/9/08

Pot de crme (pot of cream) is a classic French dessert.  It is a simple rich custard baked then chilled custard served in small ramekins.  The traditional flavor are vanilla and Chocolate but you will definitely will find a large array of flavors such as lemon, coffee, brandy, caramel, ginger, espresso, etc...

I decided to flavor my pot de crme with Meyer Lemon.  Meyer Lemon is a cross between a true lemon with either a mandarin or and orange. The Myer lemon turns golden when ripe and it is much large than a regular lemon.  It became popular as a food item in the United States after being rediscovered by chefs, such as Alice Waters  at Chez Panisse, during the California Cuisine revolution.

The pot de crme is also very good with a biscotti on the side.

It is also very good with fruits puree.  Here I just added a few raspberries for color.

Here I am serving the pot de crme with  candied kumquats.

Preparation work..

Cream, milk, sugar, eggs and lemon zest are used for this recipe.

 

Cream., milk, and sugar are mixed.

 

Lemon zests are added.

I am bringing the whole mixture to a boil.

 

Once the mixture is hot I remove it from the heat.  Egg yolks are beaten.

Slowly the hot mixture is poured into the egg yolks so that it would not cook the eggs.

I am pouring the mixture into small ramekins.

 

Hot water poured inside the tray to create steam and the whole thing will be covered in foil and then it will go in the oven for about 30/40 minutes

Freshly out of the oven

All the pots de crme is now on a cooling rack for a while and then it will be refrigerated.

 

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