Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crème Brûlée

I love it! It's one of those desserts that you have to order whenever you see it on the menu... plus I've always loved the little torch!


It's a simple dessert that can be made with the original recipe or you can add flavors like chocolate, passion fruits, liquors, rosemary, nuts, and many more.


If you plan to make it for a dinner party, you're in luck because they can be made in advance and then you burn the sugar on the top in front of your guests for dramatic effects. You can also make the caramel discs in advance in case pyrotechnics are not your thing.


My advice is to make them individually in the little ramekins or you can make a version of it the Spanish way {as in Crema Catalana} and use small cast iron skillets. The idea of making them individually is that you can be confident that they are fully cooked, be creative with the presentation and control the portions.

Have a delicious day!

26 comments:

  1. I love creme brulee but have never tried making them at home before!

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  2. Oh yum! I love love love Creme Brulee so much! I need a blow torch, stat!

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  3. mmm creme brulee. i really like cracking the top right before diving into the sweet goodness! now i'm craving some choclate creme.

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  4. Looks awesome - I´ve never made it myself!

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  5. I haven't had this in forever but I agree that the torch is the best part. :)

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  6. Yum, one of my favorites and perfect timing - I have company coming in 2 days and am just now planning all the menus. Never thought to make it any way other than the original, great idea :)

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  7. Aww yum, I haven't made creme brûlée in ages and this reminds me that I really need to. I just need to find a better torch! Love to try the variations, thanks for linking the recipes :)

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  8. I used to be so addicted to creme brulee until my friend became a pastry chef and started "practicing" them on me. I got my fill VERY quickly

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  9. um, yum! and i totally agree that this political season has made facebook totally unbearable.

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  10. Oh, what's not to love? It's sooo delish!

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  11. hiya how are you?
    honestly creme brulee is NOT what i need to be reminded about
    as i start to try and shed a few pounds: my absolute fav so much
    better as a snack than a crappy carrot...
    {giveaway/link delight at mine: would love it if you were able to join in}
    cheers and cheerio for now
    linda x ... ***

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  12. Ohh delicious. I had one on MOnday and truly enjoyed it.
    xx
    Pris

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  13. I'm definitely not brave enough to try making creme brulee myself, but that espresso one sounds amazing!

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  14. One of my favorite sweet treats! We always order it when we go out.

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  15. I always order this at a restaurant and had no idea it was reasonably easy to make. Also would love to get hold of that torch!

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  16. YUM. one of my favorites!! I've never tried making it though...

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  17. Yum!! I've never met a creme brulee I didn't love!!!

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  18. I'm obsessed with creme brulle. Need to get a torch AsAP to make this.

    xo, Courtney
    girlavantgarde.com

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  19. Love it! The last one I had was in Paris and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

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  20. Errr, YUM!! Gorgeous imagery, think I might have to give these a whirl tonight...

    Elly @ Caribbean Living

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  21. Creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts. I once went to this restaurant that made a chocolate creme brulee that was pretty much the best I've ever had. I only had it that once and when I went back, found out the place closed down. Devastating.

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  22. Yummy yummy!!!Great pics of a great dessert.
    Wishing you the best for the weekend!!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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