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An Indian delicacy, enjoyed as a sweet dish.
Grate the dry coconut into fine powder, or you can get dry coconut powder from the supermarket.
Pour the milk in a broad pan and bring to boil. Add coconut powder and reduce flame. Let the mixture boil and stir occasionally so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Add sugar and continue stirring, till the milk reduces fully and only the solid coconut mixture can be seen.
Remove from heat and mix in the green cardamom powder. Spread the mixture on a greased tray evenly, flattening with the back of a spoon. Leave to set and cool, preferably in a refrigerator.
Cut into 10 neat squares. You may decorate the squares with finely chopped nuts if desired.
The ‘pots’ for pots de crème au chocolat are not a requirement for making this dark chocolate cream. The dessert may very well be made in ramekins and it will taste every bit as good.
In taste and texture the baked cream resembles a dark chocolate truffle which is why a small ‘pot’ goes a long way. However the special charm of the dessert is in the tubby little lidded ceramic ‘pots’ in which it traditionally is baked.
I chose to use semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate, so that the chocolate flavor would really punch through. This provided the perfect balance of chocolate to make the whole frosting completely “milk chocolate” in flavor.
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