Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme

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Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme

6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (Bitter,Tonifies KD)
1 1/3 cups Chocolate Almond Milk
2/3 cup Coconut Cream (Tonifies Yin)
7 large egg yolks (Tonifies Yin & Blood)
1 tablespoon sugar (Tonifies SP, Earth)

Preheat oven to 300°F.  Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Bring coconut cream, almond milk , and a pinch of salt just to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, then pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch of salt in another bowl, then add warm chocolate mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly.  Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a 1-quart glass measure and cool completely, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
Divide custard among ramekins, then bake custards in a hot water bath , until custards are set around edges but still slightly wobbly in centers, 30 to 35 minutes.
Transfer ramekins to a rack to cool completely, uncovered, about 1 hour. (Custards will set as they cool.) Chill, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
Serves 6