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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Crème Brûlée Experiment

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet - this is mostly just to show off the pictures of the final product...

I made crème brûlée for the first time tonight and expected it to completely fail. Mostly because I didn't follow a recipe - just looked up the ingredients and decided to "wing it". I also didn't have all of the right ingredients, so I improvised.

Surprisingly, my crème brûlée came out perfectly. No curdling, no fires, no crumbly topping... Who knew?

Sorry for the lack of recipe, but the ingredients I used were egg yolk, granulated sugar, half & half, vanilla bean powder, and nutmeg. I preheated the oven to 280 and baked it for about 40 minutes - baking time could vary...

Fresh out of the oven. Notice that the custard is holding the toothpick in place? =)
Brûlée'ing the crème

The final result: Crème Brûlée

I'm as proud as a kid who just successfully tied their shoe laces for the first time...