Sunday, 27 December 2015

Champagne Custard Shooters!





 


 I love champagne and if you follow my blog or Facebook page....you know that! So when New Year is about to explode with fireworks, I'm pulling a few bottles of Champagne out of the cellar and popping the cork! And.....I go one step further I'm combining my favorite bubbly with my other favorite...... "dessert"!!




You may remember my Champagne Cupcakes from two years ago! That recipe has gotten thousands of hits especially at Christmas, New Year and Valentines day. I found another dessert that is not only delicious but, very pretty.  Full of Champagne flavor this custard is so good I scooped out a couple teaspoons into my mouth! I used Veuve Cliquot as we were drinking that later, but, you can use any sparkling wine or your favorite brand of bubbly!

I used mini 2.5 ounce parfait glasses, but, you could use any 2-3 ounce shot glass you have! I combined two different products for the gold rim  and gold rim, one is real sparkly and the other is chunky, both work for the look. I bought the black and white straws and gold stars on Amazon too.

Champagne Custard Shooters
6 servings

1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
1/2 cup champagne or sparkling wine
2 T. cornstarch
5 T. granulated sugar
1 whole egg
2 egg yolks
2 T. unsalted butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla

In a bowl, whisk cornstarch in 1/4 cup of heavy cream, set aside. Combine the remaining heavy cream, sugar and 1/2 cup champagne in a saucepan; heat until the mixture just starts to bubble. Avoid letting it boil or the champagne flavor will cook out. Remove from heat.



Beat the whole egg and egg yolks into the cornstarch/heavy cream mixture. Pour 1/3 of the boiling champagne mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly so the eggs do not cook. Return the remaining champagne/heavy cream mixture to a boil. Pour in the hot egg mixture in a stream, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and beat in the butter and vanilla. Divide among the 6 sugar rimmed parfait glasses. Refrigerate until firm.



Chantilly Cream
1/2 c. heavy cream
2 T. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla

In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream with hand mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until peaks form, add vanilla and beat again.
Use a piping bag fitted with large star tip to pipe cream onto the custard. 





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  These tempting recipes are show stoppers! Follow this link to  New Years Day Wrap up!

 As 2015 draws to a close I am thinking of all of my followers who have written such nice e-mails, taken the time to comment and who have not only read my recipes, but implemented them into a meal. I am humbled by a lot of the comments, but, admittedly your input spurs me on. It is difficult to track some followers, however, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Craftsy and Goggle you number over 150,000!! I have no tracker for the followers on e-mail. The most popular blog hits for 2015 are

Two Layer Lactation Brownies
Cinnamon Pin Wheels 
Baby Boy Shower Ideas 
Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet 
Chicken Farro Salad 

I am taking a few weeks off, I will be back by the end of January!

Thank you for visiting my blog and to all of you my warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2016!




19 comments:

  1. SPECTACULAR!!!!!! Wow!!

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    1. Thank you for commenting! Happy New Year! JJ

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  2. Found the glitter at Michaels, I am making for the New Year dinner with 5 couples. Thanks! Kim F

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    1. Hi Kim, I'm happy to hear you found a edible glitter for your rim! Enjoy! Happy New Year! JJ

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  3. Happy New Year JJ and Wee Bear and family. Enjoy your anniversary where ever you are! Harry and Pam

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    1. Happy New Year Harry and Pam and thank you for the good wishes!
      Cheers! JJ

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  4. I am making the chicken tenders and this for dessert on New Years Day, having family over! thank you! Amazing presentation! Julia- NY

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    1. Hi Julia, thank you for commenting. Happy New Year! Enjoy! JJ

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  5. I bought all the necessary ingredients and found the edible glitter for the rim. Thank you this is fun! Becky P Chicago

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    1. Happy New Year Becky and thank you for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  6. Our shooters were the biggest explosion of New Years Eve! Everyone went crazy! I doubled the recipe and bought everything I needed at Michaels. Thank you for making me a star in the kitchen! Susan Frank

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  7. Yay!! Success!! Thank you for commenting and Happy New Year!! JJ

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  8. Love your blog, when planning a dinner for company, we go first to your blog and peruse the Master recipe list. We love the pictures and you have a knack for telling the story.Thank you! Michael and Joy- California

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    1. Happy New Year to you! I am so happy I am able to be a part of your "go to" recipes. Thank you! Cheers! JJ

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  9. Where are you? I am waiting for a post in January? Hope everything is okay? Dee

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    1. Hi Dee, I am taking a break form the blog for a "Anniversary Holiday"! I will be back in less than a week with a time saving lunch idea! thank you for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  10. My sister made the shooters for New Years Day dinner, they are perfect! Obviously beautiful, but, very good and light! Thank you for a fabulous end to our dinner! Alice

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    1. Happy New Year Alice! Happy to hear that your shooters were a hit! Thank you for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  11. Thank you for the champagne information. Definitely will purchase sugar cubes with champagne for champagne cocktails! Copper still

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