I'd like to use oversized, thick-glassed shot glasses in lieu of ramekins for individual sized chocolate pots de creme. The box the shot glasses came in only says dishwasher safe, so I don't specifically know about oven safety. If they're in a bain-marie, will the glass be okay in the 300-degree oven?



betteirene December 23, 2010
Shots de creme. . .if this works, you are so going to publish it, aren't you?
anyone December 22, 2010
If you can't use the shot glasses in the oven make your pots de creme in ramikins and when done tip them onto a plate and use the shot glasses like a bisciut cutter to fill the glass and tip them right side up. That way thier served but not cooked in the shot glasses.
hardlikearmour December 22, 2010
If the pots de creme won't work you could do an uncooked dessert in them. I'd think about panna cotta or something called chocolate negrita which my husband made for me once, from a book called 50 Ways to Feed Your Lover. It's really, really rich and yummy so a shot glass would be perfect. The serving size suggested in the recipe is too large, the negrita is so rich its hard to eat a whole serving.

Chocolate Negrita
(chef Sam Arnold)

¾ pound Ghiradelli semisweet dark chocolate, cut into chunks
3 large eggs, pasteurized
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Meyer's dark rum
Whipped Cream for topping

1.Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When the chocolate is half melted, turn off the heat and let the chocolate continue to melt and keep warm.
2.Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites with a pink of salt until stiff.
3.In another mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are pale yellow and a ribbon forms when the beaters are lifted. In a slow stream, with the beaters running, add the warm chocolate, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the vanilla and rum. Fold the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture until thoroughly blended.
4.Ladle the Negrita into 4 large wineglasses or pretty goblets. Refrigerate until serving time.
5.To serve, pipe a rosette of vanilla-flavored whipped cream on top of each Negrita and set the glasses on a doily-lined plate.
drbabs December 22, 2010
What a cool idea! My brother used to run a restaurant in which they served all desserts in shot glasses. I agree with aargersi--make a small basic egg custard and test it first with one glass.
aargersi December 22, 2010
I would test one first before sacrificing them all - do you have enough to spare one in case of disaster?
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