Rich, super-silky and oh-so-French, Pots de Crème may sound fancy, but they’re surprisingly simple to make and so delicious – the perfect kids’ baking recipe!
Part-time writer, blogger and mother-of-two, Adele, is a true French food fan – regularly daydreaming of Parisian pastries and desserts. Here she enlists the help of her daughters to adapt this French classic, creating a vegan recipe that’s free of refined sugar for guilt-free indulgence.
1 tin of coconut milk
100g cacao nibs
3-4 tablespoons of molasses or maple syrup
“We use sweeteners that contain nutritional value, rather than refined cane sugar. Molasses is rich in minerals and the girls love the taste.”
- Put the cacao nibs and coconut milk in the blender and blend until combined. You want the mixture to be reasonably smooth, but you’re going to strain later so don’t obsess over this.
- Pour the mixture into a saucepan on a medium heat.
- Mix continuously over the heat for 5-10 minutes, until the coconut milk thickens slightly.
- Mix in your sweetener of choice.
- Strain the liquid into a bowl using a spoon to help it through.
- Pour into small tea cups and cool to room temperature.
- Put the tea cups in the fridge to set for around four hours.
“Licking the bowl is a necessary step. No wonder the kids love helping me in the kitchen!”
Taking four hours to cool, this recipe does require a bit of planning – but the hassle-free preparation makes Pots de Crème perfect for baking with kids.
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