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Creme Brulee and a House!

I’ve been a bad blogger….no updates for a long time…..I’ve been doing this….



I bought a house! And I’ve been picking paint colors, hardwood floor colors, etc. drool. I love this stuff.

Among wedding preparations and house planning I did attempt this!


Creme Brulee! My number one coveted item on my wedding registry is the creme brulee torch. I had to use the broiler on my ancient oven for this, which made the custard slighly overdone (tear). But good nonetheless! They were less than perfect and need to be made again! Hopefully this time in my new oven in my new kitchen!

Creme Brulee

From the Joy of Cooking


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1. Set oven temperature to 325°F. Heat the cream in a small saucepan, almost to a simmer. Set aside. In a medium bowl, stir the eggs and sugar until just blended. Gradually stir in the cream. Strain thru a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or large measure with a pouring tip. Stir in vanilla .

2.Pour into four 6-oz or six 4-oz ramekins and place in a water bath. Set the pan in the oven and bake until the custards are set but still slightly quivery in the center when the cups are gently shaken… 30-35 minutes.

3.Remove the custards from the water bath and let cool to room temperature. Cover each tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

4. Shortly before serving, gently blot with a paper towel any liquid that has formed on the surface of the custards. Then sprinkle with sugar and caramelize either using a broiler or if you’re extremely lucky and have one, a kitchen torch! 

I also have a Bailey’s White Chocolate Creme Brulee recipe that I’ve been dying to try!


  1. Posted June 24, 2009 at 10:21 am | #

    Congrats on the house Mel!

    Have you ever tried making flan?


    PS – Michelle and I used your vanilla buttercream icing recipe the other day – thanks!

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