Bon anniversaire, Julia Child! Yes, today would have been dear Julia's 100th birthday. To celebrate, we made her Petit Pots de Creme au Chocolat (chocolate cream custards) as the dessert for a small dinner party we are having later for out of town guests. The pots du creme are chilling as we write this, and in about three hours the guests will arrive for grilled ribeyes, corn on the cob and this silky, chocolatey, chilled dessert.
The recipe is from The French Chef Cookbook (Recipes from Julia Child's celebrated first television series), published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1968. It is organized by show number, but there are plenty of indexes to help you find that perfect French recipe you are looking for. There are tons of them, too, for every occasion.
To get you in the celebrating mood while you cook your dinner this evening, click on this - a WGBH-created mash-up of clips from Julia at her best to the tune of Sweet Child O' Mine. What a tribute! And take a look at today's Google logo! Love it!
Rather than publish copyrighted material, we will give you the recipe for the pots de creme via photos. Any one of her books is worth buying, so if you really want the recipe, do the right thing. And, as always, Bon appetit!