A Crème Brûlée That Is To Die For 7.06 Go Bulldogs!
“I hear the crème brûlée is to die for.”
2 ½ cups heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (this can be expensive, so you can use extract)
1 ½ instant coffee granules
½ cup + ⅓ cup (separated) granulated sugar
6 egg yolks beaten
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
Add the cream, vanilla, coffee, and ½ cup sugar to a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until the cream reaches a low boil.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Add the egg yolks to a small mixing bowl and add ¼ cup of the hot cream to the eggs and stir to combine. Then add the yolk mixture into the cream mixture a little at a time and stir in between with a whisk to combine. Be sure to take your time with this so the eggs don’t scramble!
Pour the custard mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps then pour into small ramekins.
Transfer the ramekins to a large baking dish and carefully add boiling water to the bottom of the baking dish to fill about 2 inches high. Be careful not to splash any water inside of the ramekins.
Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes or until the crème brûlée is set but jiggles slightly. Let the baking dish cool for a couple minutes on the counter before removing the ramekins.
Allow the ramekins to cool completely before covering and placing in your fridge to fully set. I recommend chilling overnight for the best results.
When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle a thin layer of the remaining sugar across the top of each crème brûlée.
If you have a kitchen blow torch, use that to caramelize the sugar on top. If you don’t have a kitchen torch, set your oven to broil and place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Broil in the oven for about 3-5 minutes or until the sugar is caramelized. Serve immediately!
Was there any other dish I could make for this episode? Like the pickle episode before, crème brûlée is mentioned so many times, that I just had to do it! As I like to do, I made this dessert coffee-flavored as I know that’s how the Gilmore Girls would enjoy it the most. I’ve been wanting to get a kitchen blow torch for a while now, and this felt like the perfect occasion to finally do so! But don’t worry, I didn’t pull a season 1 Sookie and set anything on fire like at the Chilton Bake Sale.
Happy cooking from the Hollow!
If you missed what I made last episode, catch up here!