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Reducing fat in a custard recipe


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Reducing fat in a custard recipe

chrisndan0202 | Jul 8, 2012 01:43 PM

I have this great recipe for a low carb chocolate custard that I make all the time. I would like to make it healthier by reducing the fat in it also. I'm attaching the recipe so you all can see the process and possibly suggest alternate ingredients (and maybe give it a try as well). Any ideas would be much appreciated!

1 pint heavy whipping cream (this is the ingredient I'm hoping to substitute)
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 T salted butter
4 egg yolks
3 T sugar substitute
1 t vanilla

Finely chop or grate the chocolate and combine with cream and butter over a double boiler until chocolate is melted and ingredients are fully combined (small specks of chocolate are okay). In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks together with sugar substitute and vanilla. Working quickly, whisk 1/2c of chocolate mixture into egg mixture to temper and then pour egg/chocolate mixture back into double boiler. Continue heating, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened (think gravy consistency). Remove from heat and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Stir to release steam and pour into serving container/s. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. (I recommend not covering the containers because residual steam will cause condensation that drips off when cover is removed. However, feel free to cover if you are worried about flavor/odor transfer from other things in your refrigerator.) Servings are small (3 T). Gild the lily by topping with lightly sweetened whipped cream.

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