Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWD: Crème Brulée


Its Tuesday again and Dorie's here! Crème Brulée is up to bat, so let's get started.

Abby thought some calisthenics were in order in preparation for all the working out she's going to have to do to burn off the heavy cream.


This recipe said it yielded 6 servings so I tried to pour equal amounts of the base in 6 ramekins.



Took a hair over 60 minutes before I thought these seemed firm enough to take out of the oven, but here they are.



Chilled over night and then torched! My husband Walt actually brought the little torch you see right there to our relationship. Somewhere around our fourth or fifth date he packed a picnic that we enjoyed next to a little pond (this man knew what he was doing). When we got back to his house he busted out this torch to finish off the crème brulées he had made! Can you even imagine how impressed I was!! Well, I married him :)




The creme was a bit melty, but I could have popped it in the fridge for a few minutes like I saw several of you mention on the TWD crème brulée post; I'll probably try that tonight when we take down two of the four ramekins left. Yum.

I was very pleased with this experience. It was easy and the results are pretty impressive.

13 comments:

n.o.e said...

Well, what else could you do but marry him after that impressive display? Great story, and it's great that he's there to do the manly thing and torch the custards for you. They look great!
Nancy

Maria said...

Love the turtle picture:) They turned out great!! Fun story!!

Aud said...

Your turtles and brulees are adorable! And props to you for having great taste, from a fellow Ikea lover. Before hubby and I had kids, we could have easily spent days and days browsing the depths of Ikea. Miss those days sometimes!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your creme brulee came out perfect!

Cathy said...

Oh, a live action shot! I love it! I can only imagine how the deal was sealed once you realized that your future husband owned a creme brulee torch. I enjoyed getting my weekly turtle picture fix -- Abby is looking quite buff these days! And your creme brulees look wonderful!

Jamie said...

Looks perfect, well done!

Pamela said...

Hmmm...Walt sounds like he knew what he was doing, though I'm sure he still does! He made you Creme Brulee while you were dating. SWOON! What a romantic guy. Love the picnic story, too. Oh yeah...your brulees! They look wonderful. I agree, I was impressed with my results, too.

Flourchild said...

Im glad you had a good time making your brulee and it turned out good! Your pictures are great..love the sweet turtles!

pinkstripes said...

I like your turtles. Your creme brulee looks delicious!

Lisa said...

You're right, I'll try the Creme Brulee this weekend! Yours looked great and I'm sure, tasted even better.

Maya said...

No wonder you kept him ;)

I am in the midst of packing for my vacation so no TWD for 6 weeks!

kari and kijsa said...

Love the background on your blog! Turtles and brulees are a great combination!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Vintage Mommy said...

Yum! I have a thing about creme brulee! Can't get enough of it!