Easy Peasy Fancy Pants Dessert
This recipe sounds very fancy pants indeed. Crème brûlée
But is it not essentially just pudding? Pudding with some sugar on top. Sugar that you get to torch. Yes, fire is involved. And I will be the one holding a lit torch to this dessert. <Insert power crazy maniacal laugh here.> No worries, there is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Hubbie will be on standby (and standing close). He will also be the one lighting the torch for me. I'm a scaredy cat.
There really isn't much to do for this recipe. Therefore, this post is going to be short and sweet. Yes, yes, just like me. (Don't let the lit torch in my hand scare you away...unless I'm also laughing maniacally...and the drapes are on fire...and the cats are looking at me in a 'oh I knew this day was coming' sort of way...and the hubbie is calling 911.) Sorry, what were we talking about?
The seeds and the split pod all get put into the cream. Then the heat gets turned on. Yes, the heat it on.
This gives me time to whisk the egg yolks with the sugar and salt.
The mixture just needs to be strained before it is poured into the four (not six) ramekins.
Owwww! Moving the pan to a baking sheet.
These baked for 40 minutes.
Now comes the fun part. (Everyone stand clear.) Hubbie has turned the torch on for me. Muahahaha!!
Then they get torched.
Very creamy...might have used the torch on it for too long. But the flavour is lovely. The only disappointment, is that the vanilla beans seem to have sunk to the bottom of the dish. What's up with that??
To get the recipe and see how everyone else did, go here.
#didn't burn the house down, #still want a White Russian