Celebrate With Chocolate-Star Anise Pots de Creme
[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a very special dessert to serve at a New Year's Eve or Twelfth Night party, this might be just the thing. It's decadent, with a lovely combination of flavors that will certainly surprise and delight your guests. Best of all, they can be made ahead, then brought out for the grand finale. --Genie]
Chocolate-Star Anise Pots de Creme
I decided to infuse the cream with star anise, then strain it out before adding the eggs and chocolate. This is so easy to make and it’s definitely sophisticated enough for a special occasion. We topped the pots de creme with unsweetened whipped cream and candied fennel seeds, which I bought at an Indian grocer. It’d be equally good with dark chocolate shavings on top.
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