What Exactly Is Creme Brulee??

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  1. Craig S

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    Hope I spelled that right... at any rate, in the past day I've learned about absinthe & pastrami from HTF, so i thought I'd give this a try. [​IMG] I know it's a dessert, but what exactly is it??
     
  2. Eric Kahn

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    It is a custard with carmalized sugar on top

    they take a bowl of custard, cover the top with sugar, get a propane torch and cook the sugar on top untill it turns brown, not bad but the flavor is subtle.
     
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    I thought it was all that extra crap that comes gushing out w/ a newborn, not including the newborn or placenta.
     
  4. Joseph Young

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    Adil,
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    Creme Brule is my favorite desert. I've tried ginger, banana, coconut, pistachio(!), regular creme flavor.
    You can even buy Creme Brule mix in the store, but it's [rant] not the same!! [/rant] Unless you have the blowtorch, there's no point in trying it that way. Sprinkling brown sugar on chilled flan or custard, then broiling the surface for a few minutes, will give you an approximation but nothing to write home about.
    I remember when a friend tried Creme Brule for the first time, she was scraping her fork across the top, muttering, 'how do I eat this?' [​IMG]
    Joseph
     
  5. Adil M

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    I like creme brulee, but I like to give people a little background.[​IMG]
    Creme brulee is not vanilla "pood'ing" and no creme brulee is not the excess cream flushed during the expulsion of a newborn.
     
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    I recently had a fantastic creme brule: pistachio with a chocolate layer at the bottom. Absolutely wonderful.
     
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    I've heard about it but after Adil's post, it will never be the same...
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    My experience with creme brulee was on the Disney Cruise Lines. I loved it. The top was like eating sugar flavored glass. Well, it was better than that sounds.

    A cruise is a great place to sample all kinds of new and tasty foods. I tried several new things, including Cherry's Jubilee (not my fave) and a Chocolate Suflay (sp?). Man, that was good. My wife tried Escargot. She didn't like it. But that's the great thing about a cruise. If you don't like it, they bring you something else! All at the same price!
     
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    Was this post in any way inspired by the film "Amelie"?
     
  10. Carlo Medina

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    Sherry Yard, the dessert chef for Spago (the old location on Sunset Blvd) made a wonderful creme brulee. She would enclose it in its own, completely edible, caramelized shell. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Isn't it a lotion you can pick-up at Victoria Secrets?
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for all the answers, guys (except for Ron & Adil [​IMG] )!
     
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    You don't need a blow torch to caramalise the sugar coating - that's an affectation of TV chefs. You can get the same effect if you have a very hot grill (the traditional way to do it).

    Incidentally, a 'proper' creme brulee ('burnt cream') is a simple mix of eggs, cream and sugar. Flavoured concoctions, no matter how nice (and I grant you, some of them are wonderful) aren't creme brulees.
     

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