As I sit here waiting for a pot of onions to caramelize so I can try out a new soup recipe, I thought I would share a recipe with you, one of my favorite desserts in the entire world: creme brûlée. Last week I went to lunch with my coworker at a fantastic authentic Greek restaurant in town and totally indulged in one.
When I was in culinary school, this is the recipe we used and it is phenomenal! My head chef really knew his stuff when it came to dessert. It is so creamy and sweet, and the crispy sugar top takes it over the edge. If you love dessert, you have to know how to make this one!
6 egg yolks
3 T sugar
3 C heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Whisk yolks and sugar together and set aside. Heat cream until it starts to boil around the edges and reaches 180 degrees. Slowly whisk a little cream into the yolk mixture to temper the eggs, then whisk all the cream and yolk mixture together. Add in vanilla and salt.
Pour mixture into 4 ramekins, place them in a baking dish and fill halfway with water. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees till just set in the middle, starting with 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool.
When ready to serve, sprinkle tops with more sugar and use a torch to lightly caramelize and melt the sugar on top. Raw sugar is my favorite to use.
And then taste a little bit of heaven!