I am one step closer to checking something off my "never list".
My never list is a tally of things I'd like to make or try, but haven't had the chance to do yet. It isn't a bucket list, as in something that is important for me to do before I die, it's more of a mental list of things that I know about and somehow haven't tried yet. I notice that when someone mentioned something, I'd say "I've never tried that," hence I call it my never list.
I recently checked off make a souffle, char tomatoes, have a Slurpee and eat morel mushrooms.
Anyhoo, hovering on my never list has been "make chocolate pot de creme." It is a rich pudding placed in small containers made specifically for pot de creme and cooked in a water bath. I have looked for these lidded vessels in popular cooking stores, but I couldn't find any. I saw these pots de creme online, but I was more in the mood to buy them in person.
When I was in Florida, I mentioned wanting to make this petite dessert to my Aunt Carol and lo and behold, she found some antique pots de creme! My mom, aunt and I went to the West Palm Beach Antique and Flea Market on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago.
Would you have spotted these pots de creme? My aunt saw them and immediately knew that they were what I was looking for. I bargained with the dealer and bought a set of four for $15. I love them!
I need to wash them gingerly and cross my fingers that they can take the heat of a water bath. They are marked "Made in Italy" on the bottom. When I make this coveted dessert, I'll show you a picture and post the recipe. Wish me luck!