Christopher Robin’s Honey Pots de Creme

IMG_20180817_121830.jpg

The Honey Pots de Creme are not really Christopher Robin’s, but really belong to Winnie the Pooh, as does the movie ‘Christopher Robin’. I was very surprised by the first 10 minutes of this movie. It is definitely not meant for very young children, as it begins with death, war and other adult moments. It does gradually become watchable and quite enjoyable if you take out the ever-annoying Tigger and focus on the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh. I recommend Christopher Robin for ages 8 and up and recommend waiting for the DVD. See my full review and recipe demo on YouTube at Reel Desserts: https://youtu.be/771nqMp-LCc.

Honey Pots de Creme

2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In small saucepan, heat cream over low heat just until hot, but not even close to boiling.

In seperate bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar together until light in color about 3 minutes.MVIMG_20180817_111811.jpg

Very slowly add heated cream to egg mixture, whisking constantly. Add vanilla extract.

Pour through fine mesh sieve to remove any egg bits, then pour into individual serving ramekins.

Place filled ramekins in water bath (pan filled halfway with water, and place into preheated oven.IMG_20180817_112117_1.jpg

Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until very little jiggle remains. remove from oven and drizzle with honey. Can be served warm or cold (some like it hot…oh wait, that’s a different movie).

Serves 4 adults or one Pooh.IMG_20180817_121441.jpg

Very Possible Mission Impossible Impossible Pie

IMG_20180727_142000.jpg

Accept this mission! Delicious buttery coconut pie, not impossible. Very easy! Easy to enjoy too, just like Mission Impossible 6: Fallout. Great action movie, not to be missed on the big screen! Watch full review and recipe demo at: https://youtu.be/oyXnL5Q53HU

Impossible Pie

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
1 teaspoon extract (vanilla or rum)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients with whisk, pour into greased 10″ pie plate.
Very possible!

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until set. Serve warm or cold. Eat while watching Tom Cruise.IMG_20180727_141846.jpg

Hereditary Comforting Chocolate Bread Pudding

img_1757-e1531624509843.jpg

Sometimes you just need a little comforting. This was one of those times. I had the post bad movie blues after watching the “horror” movie Hereditary. I’m not a jump-scare movie person, so I was very excited to see a movie that supposedly had some substance to it and maybe some chilling moments. I had heard it compared to the Babadook, a really good horror movie that dealt with grief. I watched it a couple of years after I lost my son and it had really helped to see some of my darker feelings in a movie, making me feel that I wasn’t alone. This movie however, was nothing like the Babadook. I dealt with some grief, but only in a superficial way and as far as chilling or scary goes, the scariest thing about this movie was that it was over two hours! I was so mad that I had spent money and so much time on this movie! As I fast-walked to my car, I heard the other two people that had sat in front of me in the theater say, “thank God that’s finally over!” At least I wasn’t alone in my opinion!

So I decided to stick with the comforting aspect for my dessert, and believe me, the chocolate helped! You can watch my full movie review and recipe demo at: https://youtu.be/Uq8Z3UqUJ2I

Dark Comfort Chocolate Bread Pudding

2 cups milk
4 eggs
Dash salt
6-10 slices brioche bread, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate chips

Butter six 1-cup ramekins or one 1-quart ovenproof souffle baking dish. Place bread cubes and 1/2 of the chocolate chips evenly among the ramekins or in the baking dish.IMG_1736.JPG

In small pan over low heat, place remaining chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, and 1 cup of the milk. Stir constantly until just until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Transfer to large bowl and add remaining milk. Whisk in eggs, salt and vanilla until thoroughly combined.IMG_1738.JPG

Pour mixture evenly over bread cubes/chocolate chips and let sit 30 minutes for bread to absorb chocolate mixture. Ramekins or baking dish should be about 3/4 full, or possible overflow will occur.IMG_1743.JPG

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until set and no longer runny in the middle. Get your favorite banky and cuddle up!

Serves about 6.