Zuni Cafe Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe. Zuni Cafe is a favorite spot for local San Franciscans. They were serving this pots de creme before it became popularized again in the early 2000's. Their recipe contains milk, cream, bittersweet chocolate and eight egg yolks.
We cooked our pots de creme in Fitz and Floyd Jensen pot de creme cups with matching saucers. The spoons we had custom made just for serving pot de creme.
Whisk yolks in a bowl, then slowly stir in warm cream mixture. Pour resulting custard mixture through a strainer into melted chocolateand stir to combine.
Pour mixture into 6 custard cups and place them at least an inch apart in a baking pan. Add enough hot water to pan to reach just under the lip of the cups.
Bake until custards are just set at edges, about 45 minutes. They will continue to cook after you remove them from oven, and chocolate will harden as it cools. Take care not to overcook; this custard is best when slightly soft. Loosely cover and refrigerate.