June 4, 2010 in Uncategorized
Blog #5- Brown Eyed Baker
This is so late, I’m sort of embarrassed to say that this was for Shavuot, but I just think that’s one of the coolest parts of this creme brulee- most people, if you ask them what the Jewish holiday of Shavuot is about they’ll probably say (with a huge smile on their faces too) CHEESECAKE! Everyone loves the cheesecake holiday, myself included, but come on, how many different kinds of cheesecakes can you really serve at the table before everyone gets bored?? I figured, since I’m already switching life up a bit by only baking from blogs, I’d transfer that to my holiday celebrations as well, so here it is- My first creme brulee!
Ingredients- creme (check), 12 egg yolks (wow…but, check), turbinado sugar…..wait, WHAT???? Until I made this dessert I had never heard of turbinado sugar, and apparently neither had the Vons near my house. I was just about nearly ready to give up, when my mom told me about the brand new Whole Foods open near my house. Now i wasn’t even thinking of the strange ingredient for my dessert (I had actualyl rpettty much forgotten about it) but then when I walked into Whole Foods (the.most.beautiful.store.ever) it just- WHAM- hit me! I mean, how could this futuristic looking grocery store with the cleanest and most organized aisles I had ever seen, be missing an ingredient? And then I found it- I could spend an entire day just walking up and down the aisles of that store…..
Burning the Sugar: A tip- don’t forget the turbinado sugar on top before torching the creme brulees!!! (yes, you guessed it, I speak from experience. I’m not even gonna put pictures up because it’s just so embarrassing) Once we got the sugar sprinkled on top, this part turned into a party! My best friend, my brother, and I were all in the kitchen, taking turns firing up the creme brulees.