Creme Brulee is this weeks excellent pick for this weeks Tuesday with Dorie Bake. Big Thanks to Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake.
I have always thought of creme brulee as a very grown up desert. Maybe that has something to do with best results being obtained when a blow torch is involved… I thought about messing around with the flavours but Matthew my good husband just wasn’t keen on messing with one of his favourite foods.
My custards took a while in the oven (closer to 80 minutes) but the heat was low (only 200F) and I wasn’t in a rush. They had a long chill in the fridge. I used raw (refiners) sugar for my topping
I didn’t have a blow torch until last Christmas. I hinted so intensively that I ended up with 2 of them! Each Brulee only takes 30 seconds to crisp up. I had tried this with using a grill/broiler in years gone by, but the blow torch is entirely the way forward.
The custard from this recipe is very silky. It doesn’t set very firm but it is firm enough to hold a tablespoon of caramelised sugar.
Now go and check out the Tuesdays With Dorie Blogroll and see the other creations for the week.