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Nutella Pots de Crème

Nutella pots de creme for World Nutella Day 2017 on eatlivetravelwrite.comHappy “World Nutella Day Originally created by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, World Nutella Day is a day to celebrate, get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.  In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on and grow for years to come.

World Nutella Day 2017It’s the ELEVENTH iteration of this auspicious day and my eighth year participating.

In 2010 I made a Nutella cheesecake, in 2011 I made Nutella lamingtons, in 2012 I went French with Nutella macarons craquelés,  in 2013, I made Nutella truffle pops. in 2014 I made a flourless hazelnut-chocolate Nutella-inspired cake, in 2015 I made a chocolate-hazelnut smoothie and last year I made Nutella éclairs.

This year, I’ve been deeply embedded in recipe testing for my book with an obvious focus on French food so when it came to whipping up a little something for World Nutella Day, I chose to make a classic French dessert (yes, for kids but also enjoyed by adults) – pots de crème.

Pots de creme with Nutella on eatlivetravelwrite.comPots de crème translates literally as “post of cream” but in fact it’s a custard dessert. Not quite a mousse, it’s got a much looser consistency than you expect it to (think, yoghurt) so it can feel a little like a nursery dessert (think Danone pudding cups!). When you add more sophisticated flavours like coffee or Nutella, it elevates a simple dessert into something that you could totally serve at your next dinner party!

Nutella Pots de Crème

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Easy Nutella pots de crème.

Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 500mls (2 cups) whipping (35%) cream
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 4 eggs
  • chopped hazelnuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325˚F and boil a kettle full of water.
  2. Heat the cream and Nutella in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Whisk until the Nutella is melted and the mixture is simmering. Do not boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly while you whisk the eggs.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a heat-proof bowl until the mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Slowly pour the Nutella cream over the eggs, whisking constantly until all the cream is incorporated.
  5. Carefully pour the liquid into a large jug (this is so it's easier to pour into the jars or ramekins).
  6. Divide the custard evenly between 4 yoghurt pots or ramekins.
  7. Place the pots/ramekins in a large baking dish and fill the dish with the boiling water from the kettle until it's about halfway up the sides of the pots/ ramekins. If you like you can cover the tops of the pots/ ramekins with foil - this will prevent a skin forming but it’s not necessary.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The pots de crème will be still a little jiggly in the centre.
  9. Place the pots de crème on a cooling rack (use tongs with rubber tips to pick them up, they are very hot) and allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating 4-6 hours or overnight.
  10. Serve with chopped hazelnuts.

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9 Responses to Nutella Pots de Crème

  1. Pam M February 5, 2017 at 17:20 #

    Just bought a new jar of Nutella, Yay. the little pots look beautiful (got those too) so I will be trying these soon.

    • Mardi Michels February 5, 2017 at 18:20 #

      Don’t eat the Nutella before you bake with it!

  2. Pam M February 6, 2017 at 00:01 #

    You know me too well

  3. Hilary Smith February 8, 2017 at 09:52 #

    I am a Nutella fiend! These look so delicious. Also, I am so heartbroken I missed out on Nutella Day!

  4. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land February 8, 2017 at 12:55 #

    I loooove pudding cups so that analogy perked me right up! Haha. These look amazing – my husband is a Nutella mega fan so this is going to get bookmarked.

    • Mardi Michels February 13, 2017 at 06:02 #

      Definitely good to know just how easy these are!

  5. Isabelle @ Crumb February 8, 2017 at 13:59 #

    Pots de creme are one of my favourite things to make when I need a last-minute dessert – so easy, and yet they look so fancy. Love how using Nutella for the chocolate factor makes them even easier, because you don’t even have to chop up chocolate. 🙂 Is there such a thing as dangerously easy? Because, if so, these totally qualify!

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