so i have a
obsession slight fancy for anything chocolate. and as i wasnt feeling well last week i decided to try to cheer myself up and add a checkmark on list of things ive been dyingggg to make.
i’ve been watching a lot of HGTV and food network lately, lol, and one of my favs is “chopped” [its like a cooking competition where they use crazy ingredients etc etc] but they mentioned brulee. and the little light bulb went off that i want to make creme brulee. so i began my pinterest search and found a couple of recipes. and of course because it said chocolate creme brulee i had to make it.
i was suprised that they are actually really easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients at all. i got a set of little ramekins (apparently thats what they are called, not white ceramic bowl things like i always thought) at bed, bath and beyond. its was $8 for (4) 6 oz ones and i had a coupon because bed bath and beyond will always and forever take your coupons.
This was the website i got the recipe from
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
- [my hand may have accidentally tipped a little more in]
- 5 large egg yolks
- (i may have lost half a yolk somewhere in the process)
So you preheat the oven to 250 and mix the sugar and cream in a small pan over the stove. When the sugar dissolves add in the chocolate and whisk til all that is melted and smooth. take the 3 tbsp sugar and whisk that with the eggs then pour the cream mix into the egg mix. strain your custard thru a sieve (which i didn’t have so i skipped) pour the custard into the ramekins and then place the ramekins in a roasting pan with hot water that comes up halfway on the ramekins. bake them for about an 1 hour maybe a little longer. [ i think i went 1 hr 10 mins maybe just to be sure] let them cool and then refrigerate. when you’re ready to eat them is when you would torch them but i have no torch, nor was i going to get one. so i did what the alternative step was to sprinkle sugar on top and broil them til the sugar carmalized. it took less than 5 mins.
It was both beautiful and delicious 🙂