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  • Creme Brulee

    This is my go-to recipe when I need a great dessert that is easy. I usually make it the night before..and I love recipes that you can do ahead to save time on dinner party night.

    Creme Brulee

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees

    5 egg yolks
    1/2 cup baking or fine sugar
    1 pint heavy whipping cream
    1 TBS vanilla
    2 oz bittersweet chocolate (you can use semi-sweet, too)

    Scald whipping cream over low heat. This is the only tricky part..don't let it boil!

    Chop chocolate and divide between four ramekins or custard cups.

    Mix sugar into egg yolks. After cream it hot, slowly whisk into the egg mixture to temper it.

    Stir in vanilla.

    Pour mixture evenly into cups and set cups in a glass baking dish. Fill the baking dish with enough hot water to come halfway up the cups.

    Bake for 55 minutes. Custard will not be quite set in the middle.

    Remove each cup, cool on a rack, and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

    When you're ready to serve them, sprinkle a small amount of sugar (I use raw sugar) on top of each one and using a kitchen torch, melt the sugar until it just starts to brown. You can also place them on a tray under the them carefully! Let them stand for about five minutes and then serve.
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  • #2
    I never knew this was so easy! I'll have to try it!
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."


    • #3
      Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
      I never knew this was so easy! I'll have to try it!
      I know, right?
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