Aug 31, 2007

Creme Brulee - Another Surprising First Try

The heat wave has been overwhelmingly surrounding Orange County these days,
As a way to avoid direct contact with the gruesome sunlight,
I've been hiding in the house during day times.

But there's not much to do,
So I just kept wandering around my little squarish home, and I stopped, in front of the fridge.
Let me look what's inside..
Eggs, enormous amount of eggs,
I guess it's time to roll up my sleeves and make those eggs into something light and delicious to start out this sizzling Labor Day weekend.

One Large Creme Brulee-


3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Hot water


Just by looking at those ingredients you should know that it will be a really simple dessert to make.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Simply whisk all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into the ramekin.
You can mix and match between heavy cream, half & half, or milk for the cream mixture,
Just remember it's about 1 cup of those milky stuff per serving.
And of course using the real vanilla bean makes a better creme brulee,
Too bad I still don't know where can I buy it around my area,
I'll keep my eyes wide open next time I go to the grocery store.

Enough of my babbling, let's transfer the ramekin into a pan and fill it with hot water about half way to the ramekin.
In to the oven for about 40 minutes or so, check regularly by poking a knife into the mixture,
If the knife comes out clean, it's ready.

Silly Me Getting All Excited Making This Dessert-

Now put the unfinished creme brulee into the fridge for at least 4 hours.
One thing about creme brulee is that you can make it early and store it in the fridge before serving,
Saves a lot of efforts when you're holding a party!

So when you've decided to monger on your creme brulee,
Turn on the broiler, torch will be much easier but I'm not that fully equipped in my kitchen yet,
Evenly toss some sugar on the top,
Put the creme without the brulee part in the oven for about 2 minutes, until the sugar is caramelized.
I kept checking on my creme brulee during this step cz I never make it before,
I was afraid that I gonna ruin it, I tend to mess up my dishes, not like this never happened before.

Set it aside for a few minutes and it's time for some sweet goodies.

What was I doing before writing this blog entry?
Sitting in the house with my lovely creme brulee and watching people on the streets wiping out their sweat.

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. To Alicia~

    I don't know~
    Somehow I've been craving for sweet stuff these days~!

  2. great job on the first shot! the caramelized top seemed pretty easy...

  3. Yum! Hrm... I have all those things around the kitchen too... they're just going to go bad otherwise, right? That'd be a shame... and your custard looks so darned delicious! Thanks for the motivation!

    I've tried three different methods for the caramelized top: a super saturated syrup which hardens on cooling, the blow torch, and the broiler. The syrup one forces you to get stick stuff all over a saucepan, and takes some quick hand work to evenly coat. The torch I used was woefully underpowered... as I suspect most "home" or "kit" models are. It's the broiler & brown sugar for me!

  4. To henrychan~

    Thanks for the comment~!
    It was my first time making it so I actually waited right next to the oven when I tried to caramelize the top.
    I was so excited when I saw my creme brulee came out just right!

    To joel~
    Haha before I even thought about using a match or lighter, good thing that I didn't try it otherwise my finger should be gone by now!

  5. my goodness
    you made Creme Brulee our self??

    I am going to try it after I finished my move

  6. To Mrs.thepoint~
    Ha yeah I made it myself!
    I have to find something to do in the house when I'm trying to avoid this heat wave right?
    Otherwise I gonna have spider web building on me soon!

  7. A professional cook and food critic

    You should do this as your job

    You love it and your are definitely going to do great!

    Write a book about food all over the world~!

    Very impressive blog

    next time go drink some more ocean with


  8. To Jack~
    Heyyyyyy man,
    I thought you disappeared,
    Let's go eat sometime,
    Just give me a call or text me!