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Friday, November 27, 2015

Creme Brûlée

Welcome to my very first Foodie Friday. I have been meaning to start these for quite awhile. I have a lot of recipes that I love and I really would like to share them with all of you! 

This particular recipe I got from my mother-in-law. The Captain and I made these together for the first time on our 6 month anniversary. It had been on my Cooking Bucket list for a long time, but it was SO much easier than I thought it would be! So if you love Creme Brûlée, trust me, you can make it yourself!

Makes 8 small ramekins or 4 large ramekins

8 egg yolks
3/4 cup White Sugar
1 Quart Heavy Cream
1 tsp Vanilla

1. Mix egg yolks with sugar using a wire whisk. You can separate the egg yolks by passing the yolk back and forth to separate from the whites in the halves of your broken egg shells.
 Set aside.

2. Bring heavy cream to a boil. Make sure that you are continuously stirring if you heat it on the stove to prevent it from scorching. Once boiling remove from heat. 
While cream is boiling, bring some water to boil. You will need to fill about an inch of a 9x13 pan.

3. Add vanilla to heavy cream.

4. Mix in egg yolks, don't use a mixer.

5. Pour into ramekins.

6. Fill 9x13 pan with 1 inch boiling water. Place ramekins in the 9x13 pan.

7. Bake at 350 degrees in the oven for 25-35 minutes for small ramekins, 50-55 minutes for large ramekins. Bake till scrambled egg consistency (when I first made these we freaked out a little because it was bubbling when we pulled it out, it's totally normal and fine). Test by sticking a spoon into one of the ramekins.

8. Let chill for 2 hours.

9. Immediately before serving sprinkle with white sugar, just enough for a thin layer over the entire top surface. Broil in the oven or use a culinary torch to melt the sugar into a crust. 
Tip: We found a torch at Bed Bath and Beyond. Torches don't come with butane, but at least a Bed Bath and Beyond, you have to ask the cashier for a bottle. You can also find culinary torches online. We tried to get one at Walmart, but they didn't have any actually at the store, so you may want to purchase yours ahead of time! Trust me, you'll want one once you make these at least one time!

10. Enjoy!

Let me know if you make these and how they go! Good luck and Happy Black Friday!

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