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Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Treats~

Since I got my brulee torch, I have worked on perfecting my Creme Brulee. I just think this is a great little dessert. Sure it is rich and high in calories, but just a tiny bite is more than enough.

This is a recipe from Blue Bunny it uses a little ice cream to add to the flavor. If you go there now you can also download a Christmas song for Free!

Peppermint Egg Nog Crème Brulee
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
1 cup of peppermint ice cream
Raw sugar and crushed peppermint candies for topping
Preheat oven to 325°
Slowly heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles form along the sides of the pan; remove from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks together until fluffy. Slowly add the cream and peppermint ice cream to the sugar/yolk mixture and whisk until well-combined.
Arrange 4-6 ramekins in a pan. Pour the custard into the ramekins. Set pan inside pre-heated oven. Carefully pour water into the baking dish, filling up to about two-thirds of the way up the sides of the ramekin. Bake until just set, about 40-45 minutes. (Actual baking time will depend on the oven.)
Remove ramekins from pan and cool to room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 8 hours. Just before serving top with a thin layer of raw sugar and torch, or brown under the broiler. Sprinkle with tops with crushed peppermints. Everyone will think you slaved . . . only we will know the truth!
Happy New Year y'all,
Sandi

7 comments:

Char said...

yum!!!

Chef E said...

A beautiful bowl of yum...so right you are about it is small, but so filling with its flavor and alone...it is eye candy!

barb cabot said...

Sandi love love love Creme Brulee. Thank you for this recipe! Looks special.

lululu said...

i'm always intimidated to make cream brulee at home. but, sandi, yours looks so simple to make and delicious! good job!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

E~ this is eye candy ;-)
Barb & Char~ I love, love creme brulee too.
LuLuLu~ it can't get much simpler than this.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Sandi - that sounds great, I've been wanting one of those torches for a while! How fun for you!

Wishing you a dazzling New Year!
LL

artgirlATL said...

I'm going to have to make this for my oldest daughter. She's an absolute eggnog nut! And I'm nuts about Creme Brulee.
Merry Christmas!

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