Monday, August 01, 2011

Creme Brulee

As you can tell, I'm doing some marathon blogging today. I'm finally caught up with the July activities, so be sure to scroll back through older posts if you want to see what July consisted of.

While my cousin Larissa was in town, she taught me how to make homemade creme brulee. We've made it several times since and think it is a very fun treat.

Here's the recipe in case you'd like to make your own.

1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
6 egg yolks (don't leave any whites)
6 Tbsp. white sugar
1-2 tsp. vanilla
4-5 Tbsp. raw sugar for topping

Whisk yolks and sugar until dissolved. Add cream and vanilla stir til combined. Pour in ramekins. Set ramekins on a cookie sheet lined with a towel (so they don't slip around). Pour bowling water around bottom of ramekins (don't get inside ramekins) to create a water bath. Bake @ 280-290 degrees for about 45 minutes. Flick edge of ramekin to check for doneness. Should be like jello (you don't want it to be runny still). Let cool, then top with sugar and fire.

The best part by far is the burnt sugar on top.

After it is baked and chilled, grab the raw sugar and pour it on top.

Pull out the torch and fire away.

Carter and Kate giving it a taste for the first time. Kate hates the topping(we'll give her a few years to appreciate its goodness),and Carter says, "It's pretty good."

These two give it a thumbs up. Especially Halle... don't leave your creme brulee laying around when Halle's in the room, she'll gobble it right up. I think she has a new favorite dessert.


CB said...

Creme Brulee is SOOOOO good!! Of course the fun part is the awesome torch - ha ha!!

Our Family said...

YUM!!!! You guys make that look so good!!

Lee Ann said...

MMMMM.... can't wait to try it!