Pots de Creme Fun Facts

Pots de Creme Fun Facts

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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s DYK fun facts we will look at Pots de Creme.

pots de creme fun factsThe Facts: Pots de Creme refers to both the custard dessert as well as the small lidded pots this dessert is served in.

  • August 27th is National Pot de Creme Day.
  • Pots de creme, or pot-au-creme translates from French to English as “pot of cream”.
  • Technically the pots de creme is a lightly set, baked custard.
  • The French do not have a word for “custard” the dish is simply referred to as “creme”.
  • Custards as we know them today date back to the Middle Ages when it was used as a filling for a Flan or a Tart.
  • The word custard is derived from “crustade” which is a tart with a crust.
  • After the 16th century fruit creams became popular and it was about this time that custards were made in individual dishes rather than a filling in a crust.
  • The pots may also be referred to as “petits pots“.
  • The traditional pots de creme flavor was vanilla but recipes can be found in many flavors including the very prominent chocolate as well as caramel, pumpkin or coffee.

Pots de Creme Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Pot de Creme.

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