Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWD- Creme Brulee

After reading a couple other posts on this, I'm not alone in saying that Creme Brulee has always been a favorite dessert of mine. And my husband's. So much so, in fact, that we got a butane torch for our wedding shower (we have yet to buy a tank, though...darn!). So I was pretty excited that this week's recipe was for Creme Brulee, chosen by Merouw Cupcake. There are a few variations given in the book, but I stuck with the normal vanilla version because it's so good. I've made it in the past, but it always involved a water bath. Dorie's version doesn't use a water bath- just baking it at a very low temperature for a longer period of time. The recipe is very simple- just boiling cream and milk and using it to temper the egg yolks and sugar. Pop it in the oven and that's it! Although, the recipe says 50-60 minutes, mine took a lot longer than that (was anyone else's bubbling even though the center was set??!!). Since we don't have a tank for our torch (even though it's been over 5 years), I used the boiler method to crystallize the sugar. I also halved it because that last thing we need at our house is 4-6 creme brulees. Here's the recipe.

12 comments:

  1. The lack of a water bath was definitely different, and it the process so much simpler!

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  2. Can't wait for the pics, but I'm glad you got to make one of your favorite desserts!

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  3. Glad you liked these! I can't wait to see your pictures. Did the broiler method work? I was afraid to try it so ended up getting a torch. I thought these were wonderful, and surprisingly easy!

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  4. So the broiler method did work? A lot of people were skeptical about it, so if you had success, that makes me feel much better :)

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  5. This was my first time making it, too. I was happy that it was all so easy and I will definitely be making them again. I know my husband is happy about that!

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  6. Get the butane tank!! It's so much more fun than the broiler!!

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  7. It is a great recipe, isn't it? I'm anxious to see your pics when you get them up. I'm going to go check out your post above....

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  8. These look great! Glad the broiler method worked for you...although the torch is very fun! :)

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  9. yeh.. i third-ed (is there such a word?) the recipe too. can't deal with too much creme brulee around. But i'm glad u enjoyed it!

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  10. Next time you should do the whole recipe and invite me over! Looks great!

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  11. I think I'll use a water bath next time. Good for you to halve the recipe! I shoulda' done that!

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