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Old 04-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Crème Brûlée

We have having people over for dinner on Saturday and I would really like to try a Crème Brûlée. Of course, I will try and make it ahead of time in case I screw up (which is inevitable the first time).

I was wondering if anyone had an idiot-proof super tasty Crème Brûlée that even I could make?

Also, how do I burn the top? I have no idea how to make the top element on my oven turn on.

Thanks for any help!!

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Turned out great!! THe picture stank because everything is dark and the brulee was lighter, but hey you get the jist.. LOL


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Old 04-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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I made this one:
Desserts - Creme Brulee - Cheeca Lodge Chocolate Creme Brulee Recipe from EveryRecipe.info

It worked for me the first time and was a big hit.

I tested lots of ways to make the carmelized sugar on top. The best way that I found is - ordinary white sugar. I tried natural, brown and confectioners and had bad results. I used an ordinary propane torch like the one used to sweat pipes. Keep the flame reasonably low and stay away from the glass cup. Everyone loved it.

Do not carmelize the sugar ahead of time, it gets soft and you loose some of the effect. You can make the custard in advance.

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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hmm, I don't have a torch... lol

Is there any other way? I have a bbq lighter.. lol
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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Maybe the boiler?
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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ISO Creme Brulee recipes
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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The top element of the oven is the broiler. There is a broiler setting on the oven temperature dial (or a broiler button on the digital keypad).
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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Ahh, I wondered if the element came on while Broil was selected. Gotcha!

Is Creme Brulee easy to make?
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:33 AM   #8
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I use a hot grill (broiler) & yes its really easy - baked custard with 'burnt'sugar. Delia Smith has a great recipe for this: Home page from Delia Online it uses cream & it is divine.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:13 AM   #9
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Okay, the creme brulee's are in the fridge for overnight and I'll be using the torch I bought on them just before I serve tomorrow evening!
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Be sure to let us know how they turn out....
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