Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Creme Brulee


I wanted to make Ben a bit of a treat yesterday, since it's been a busy time for him. He's starting a new position next week, so this week is a bit of transition time, with both teams demanding attention, etc. So, I pulled out that whipping cream we got on sale two weeks ago and whipped up some creme brulee ("oh this old dessert, it's just something I whipped up"). It's not bad for a first attempt. I didn't let it thicken quite enough, but my cookbook said not to let it boil, and bubbles were happening, so I guess I panicked, lol. Also, the recipe called for 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar to be spread over the four ramikins and broiled. The brown sugar taste is good, but that much sugar makes for quite a thick crust. I think I prefer the thinner crackly crust that you get in restaurants. But it was definately fun to try a new thing. And I don't think I've ever tempered eggs as smoothly as I did this time.
I'm still a tad bruised and sore in places, but I'm feeling about 80 -90 percent, so I'm doing pretty well. I've been knitting a lot on that (never-ending) vest for Ben, but I realized this morning that I've got a baby blanket only half finished that's supposed to be a Christmas present. So, I'm pulling out the crochet hooks and working on that.
I also have some gift baskets to put together for the neighbors, so I'll be doing that today, and Ben wants to can cranberry sauce when he gets home from work. While the canning pot is going, I'm going to turn a quart of applesauce into four half-pints for the gift baskets.
It's a gray cold day outside... definately a day to just keep busy indoors and stay warm! Hope you all are staying warm today as well!

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5 comments:

Mary said...

I bet it tasted good!! I'm glad you are feeling a little better. I know how that Ice can be. You have to be real careful.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow, that looks so amazing! Yum. I'm very impressed.

Bethany said...

Did I forget to mention that? Yes, it was extremely yummy. :D Though I think I still prefer something like white cake as my absolute favorite dessert, creme brulee is a close second, especially at restaurants.

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