Creme Brulee - Round 1

I need to explain to you how easy it is to make a Creme Brulee because it is SO easy!


1/3 c. White Sugar
4 egg yolks
2 c. Cream (Heavy Whipping Cream)
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Scald the Cream & Vanilla on low heat (med-low if your stove is like mine). You just want the cream to warm and the vanilla to combine with the cream. No boiling, yeah? Mix the egg yolks and the sugar. While waiting on the cream boil water, or start that handy hot pot you've got laying around from when you weren't supposed to have cooking gadgets in the dorms... I mean... Yeah. When Vanilla Cream is warmed, add some to the egg mixture and stir to temper the eggs. This means that when you add the rest of the Cream it will not cook the eggs. Mix the rest of the cream in to the eggs and sugar, being careful to not add too much air. Portion out the cream in to your ramekins, filling each to about the top. Place in a shallow baking dish or on a cake pan. Fill pan halfway up the ramekins with boiling water - Do not get any in to the ramekins! Bake for 30-35 min at 325. Test by gently shaking one ramekin, it should look like pudding - slightly moving but not liquid. Take them out of the pan, allow to cool on a wire rack and when they are cool enough to move, cover with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, cover tops with sugar (I used Turbinado) and torch! White sugar may burn quicker but I really loved the Turbinado. Serve with Raspberry Sauce and fresh berries for instant Ooh's & Aah's from the boyfriends parents :)

See? Easy.

Scott and I taking turns burning the sugar.... Maybe one day we'll both end up in the same photo. Until then, this will have to do. Also, thats Megs in the background (Scotts Sister, My co-worker & friend, Basically 1/2 of the masterminds behind Scott & I)

Once served, they were gone in a matter of minutes. Its easy, pretty close to fool-proof once you get the hang of it, and looks like one of those "big deal" desserts that takes time, skill and money but no, you just need to find a boy to buy you fun kitchen gadgets :)

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