Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWD: Creme Brulee

This week's recipe is Creme Brulee chosen by Mari at Mevrouw Cupcake. I was excited for 3 reasons.

1. I luuuuuv creme brulee.
2. I have never made it.
3. I get to use the kitchen torch we received as a wedding gift (five. years. ago.) and have never used.

So last night, home alone, I decided to stir things up. I was surprised by the simplicity of the recipe. It came together very quickly. I strained the liquid into ramekins and into the oven they went. Since I used ramekins that are smaller and taller in size than the recipe suggests, I did have to adjust my baking time. It took 1hr. 15 min. rather than the 50-60 min. as stated in the recipe. These need to chill for 3 hours or more, so I left them in the fridge overnight.

After lunch, I brought out my kitchen torch to finish off my dessert. Delicious! If I had known how easy it is to make something this good, I would have done it, oh, say, five years ago. I will definitely be making this for company. Simple, impressive and delicious.

Want some?

You can get the recipe over at Mari's bloglink at the beginning of this post or buy the book Baking: From my Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. It's worth having in your kitchen!

Next week: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake


Lori said...

what is it about the pictures i've been seeing all day! the ones posted this morning made me want creme brulee for breakfast. now yours makes me want it for dinner! it looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked it. It's amazing how long you can own a wedding gift without actually using it...

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Love your red ramekins! I'm so happy that you and most everyone else in TWD enjoyed this recipe!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I wonder how many wedding gifts I won't use for five years ... Glad the torch is seeing the light of day. ;)

n.o.e said...

Look how nicely that turned out! And so satisfying to dust off those wedding gifts and find that they are really useful. Great job.