September 16, 2009

creme brule

i have another delicious recipe that i brought from france this summer. i guess that creme brule is absolutely my favourite dessert, one i can't really resist.
honestly this recipe is not so easy to prepare. maybe the result will not be satisfactory the first time you make it as some practice is needed. however, let us go from theory to practice!
you will need:
600 ml of heavy cream (i always recommend creme fraiche)
6 eggs yolks
90 g of sugar (i would recommend brown)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
another sugar (for topping)
preheat the oven to 190°C. put the cream in a soucepan and heat it on a small fire (don't boil the cream). beat the yolks with sugar and vanilla aroma. mix gently the cream and yolk mixtures and put in the baking pans (better if very flat and without filling them completely). place the pans (should be four or six - depends on how big they are) in a bigger dish with boiling water around it. place in the already hot owen a bake for about 20 minutes (or until set). take away from the oven and leave until the cream cools completely. then put it in the frige in order to make it chill (better if for the whole night).
the culminating moment comes before serving as you will need to prepare a crunchy, lovely caramel surface on your creme brule. the best way to do it is to use a special torch (i highly recommend it!), otherwise you can just sprinkle the cream with sugar and put it again in a hot oven until the sugar melts and turns shiny.
i love it hot so my advice is to serve it immediately. however, if you prefer it cool or need to have it ready in advance, just put them back to the frige and serve whenever you wish!
so, would you like to try to make it in one of these rainy autumn afternoons?

15 comments:

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello and see what's going on in Italy!

Creme Brule is one of my all time favorite desserts. Always order it when I go out. Never tried making it though, maybe I should give it a try!

love lives in the kitchen said...

you should try to do it yourself. if you try this recipe let me know :)
thank you so much for your nice comment!

Katy said...

Ohhh! This looks wonderful! I can't wait to come back and spend more time here. Looks like I could learn a lot from you! Stopping in from SITS. I was the 1st to follow you!

Kitty said...

I can't even tell you how much I ADORE creme brule! I'm not sure I am talented enough to make this though. It sounds deceivingly easy... hmmmm.

Beautiful Blog! Love the background!

Jeanette said...

I love creme brule...when someone else makes it! It looks so yummy.

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bluecottonmemory said...

I love creme brule. It's really quite easy after you've done it once. I found myself making it more when I make a cake that asks for only egg whites. What a perfect excuse to make some creme brule so those egg yolks don't go to waste. I finally bought the dishes for it, too! Yum!

love lives in the kitchen said...

dear bluecottonmemory! what a lovely idea to make it when you need only egg whites for another cake! thank you for the suggestion!
wishing you a lovely Thursday!
Justyna

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Creme Brule! If that is on the menu when we eat out, I will order it every time (and not share a single bite!).

Stopping by from SITS!

Orange Juice said...

YUM! I haven't made one in 5 years! I think I should! That looks delish!

Gabrielle said...

I love the name of your blog, I LOVE creme brulee and I wanted to say hello from SITS!

Torie Jayne said...

I love creme brulee, thanks for sharing the recipe, They are little colourful Buddha's. Have a sweet day! x

Bleudelavande said...

Mmmmmm, adoro la creme brulè è fantastica e poi mi fa ritornare con la mente alla Francia che è un luogo che amo profondamente!Grazie!
Scusami se ti rispondo con tanto ritardo ma ho appena risolto dei problemi con internet (spero!!!) Un abbraccio e alla prossima!!!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Hello Justyna! Thank you for visiting my blog! Your blog is lovely! Your Creme Brule looks delicious! I will be back here again soon! Best wishes, Carla.

Mama Mel said...

YUM! I love creme brulee! Looks delicious! :)

Eva Gallant said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Justyna! I hope you'll visit often.

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