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16 Oct 2012

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Creme Brulee

Sorry for the long silence, was not in the mood nor have the time to blog since my BoiBoi is having a bad case of tonsillitis since Monday. His fever hovers above 38C and seems to peaked at wee hours in the morning. Fever tapered off yesterday and gone this morning. Recovery is slow since his mouth have some large ulcers and sore throat which make eating or drinking painful. Seems like he has gotten so much better this morning since he managed to eat without complaining. Hopefully he'll be all right by now.

Another news to rejoice is Kai Xin had a successful liver transplant and made a quick recovery that she's back in Kuala Lumpur. YAY!!!

So here's something sweet to brighten the day up at the same time testing out Capt'n Hook's new torch LOL.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

4 cups single or pouring cream
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped (since I did not have any on hand I used vanilla extract)
8 egg yolks
1/2 cup caster sugar
some caster sugar, extra for topping (I used unrefined molasses sugar)

Preheat oven to 150C. Place cream and vanilla beans in saucepan over low heat and simmer for 3 mins. Set aside for 20 mins.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar till well combined. Slowly pour over the cream mixture and whisk well. Return mixture to saucepan and stir over medium low heat for 6 - 8 mins or until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Remove vanilla bean and strain mixture into 6 x 3/4 cup capacity ramekins.

Place ramekins in a baking dish and pour hot water to come halfway up the side of the ramekins. Bake for 15 - 20 mins or until custard set. Remove ramekins and refrigerate for 1 hour or until cold.

Place ramekins on a baking tray and sprinkle with extra sugar and allow to stand for 2 mins. Torch the sugar to melt and caramelised them.

Ref: Improvised from Donna Hay, Modern Classics Book 2

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Kiran @ said...

Yummy! It's been a while since I had creme brulee :D

PureGlutton said...

Hope your boi boi recovers soon! Creme bulee looks delish!

New Kid on the Blog said...

where can I get the torch???

Babe_KL said...

Kiran, I saw another recipe that doesnt require baking! I might try that soon.

PG, thanks

NKOTB, the one we're having is actually meant to light cigars LOL but the salesgirl said can be used for cooking. this one can be found at cigar/tobacco shops. for those serious cooking, the torch is usually attached to a canister of butane gas but i'm not sure where you can find those in Penang