Creme Brulee Tutorial





Creme brulee surely sounds fancy when said out loud, but truth be told it is a super easy dessert and perfect for entertaining. You shouldn't have to kill yourself in the kitchen to impress friends and family! Make this dessert the night before, pull from the fridge, brown the sugar, and serve!










Heat your oven to 325. Whisk your egg yolks and sugar until well combined.


They should turn a pale yellow.


In a sauce pan, heat your cream and vanilla until it's just about to boil. Then remove from heat.


Now SLOWLY, combine{temper} your cream to the egg mixture while whisking. It is very important to slowly incorporate the heated cream to the eggs... If not tempered slowly you will end up with scrambled eggs!I didn't have enough hands to take this picture!

{Temper -A process where hot liquid is gradually added to eggs or other foods that needs to be incorporated into a hot sauce or soup without curdling. This slowly raises their temperature and then they can be added into the hot mixture. 2. A melting and cooling process used to stabilize the texture of chocolate.}


Using a ladle, fill your ramekins with the mixture. Place them in a large roasting or baking pan, then pour hot water in the pan until the water is about halfway up the side of the ramekins.

Cook in the oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the custard is set. If it slightly trembles like jello that's ok.

Let the custard cool slightly then cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours. If you can resist let them chill over night!


Last, sprinkle sugar on the top and using a cooking torch brown the sugar. This creates a yummy crust and leaves the custard cold and creamy underneath. If you don't have a torch you can broil the sugar, however, this method tends to heat the custard too. I recommend getting a cooking torch they aren't very expensive. I think I purchased mine for around $30 at Dillards...but that was about 5 years ago.




Now devour! I love serving them with fresh strawberries and blueberries on top!!



Hope you enjoyed this! Stop back by tomorrow for my slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches!

-Ann


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6 comments:

  1. How many would you say this serves on average? Looks amazing!

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    1. I'd say about 6 depending on how deep your ramekins are! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  2. any suggestions on what to do with 10 egg whites??

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    1. A egg white omelet is the first thing that comes to mind!! I'm on a health kick lately lol... Thanks for visiting the blog

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    2. Anonymous4/17/2014

      How about meringues?

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    3. That would be a great idea! Didn't even cross my mind!

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