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Quick and easy, and not too sweet. The perfect cake for a berry treat!
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl or measuring pitcher, pour in half-and-half and add lemon juice and egg. Whisk together to incorporate egg and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest; stir together with fork. Cut butter into small cubes and add to flour mixture. Using your hands or a pastry blender, work butter in until it’s the size of small peas. Pour half-and-half mixture into flour and stir with fork just until combined.
Spoon dough, about 1/2 cup at a time, onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve with strawberries and freshly whipped cream … or just skip the berries and slather them with whipped cream! Not that I would do that …
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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