A Recipe for the 2nd Day of Christmas

Two turtle doves?  Heck no!  I’m not eating doves and I’m definitely not eating turtles!  I do eat turtle candy though, close enough in my book.  Turtle candy is basically chocolate and caramel with pecans…

Our activity calendar had us entering a Wii Ski competition with each other, and this dessert was perfect after we came off the ‘slopes’.  As for our skiing; Niamhy is hot at fancy jumps, Jojo hits every tree and bank in sight, and Imogen slowly snowplows her way to the bottom.   I always get to the bottom first as I have no clue what buttons to press for all the fancy stuff, including breaking!

Again I modified Sandra Lee’s recipe for Turtle Pots de Crème.

Makes 2 servings (two very hungry people maybe, it was so rich it was enough for two adults and three kids)

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 5 minutes, Chill 6 hours

6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used the mini ones)

3 tablespoons sugar

1 large egg

1 tablespoon rum

½ to 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

¾ cup whole milk (full fat?)

Caramel ice cream syrup

Whipped cream

  1. In the container of an electric blender, combine chips, sugar, egg, rum and coffee.  Process until combined.
  2. In a small saucepan, add milk and heat, stirring often, over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or just until bubbles appear (do not boil): remove from heat. (Microwave!!)
  3. Remove cap from blender’s lid. Turn blender on high; gradually add warm milk in slow, steady stream.  Blend for two minutes.  Pour into individual cups or ramekins.  Cover and chill until firm.
  4. In a small bowl, place whipped cream and gently fold in caramel syrup.  Dollop onto pots before serving. (I put the cream on the dessert, then drizzled the caramel syrup over…)

So it’s three french hens next, that should be easy!

Three thumbs up for apres ski turtle dove chocolate pots!


You can see the syrup in this photo - yum!


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