Monday, May 5, 2008

Crème Brulee

I have been quite lazy to post anything. Even though I am taking a break from my studies, yet my life is still so busy every single day. But nevertheless this is definitely more fruitful this way than to live a life without life.

Was enthu about creme brulee for a while. It was only the 2nd attempt then I got it right. During the first attempt, I was trying to be smart, thinking probably I can sift the mixture a few more times to get a smoother texture but the mixture started to clump up. Hence, failed! (-.-'')

2nd attempt was not completely successful either, I was too greedy then. I filled up the ramekins till completely FULL to the brim. End up the bottom was not so cooked and top was a little overcooked. But its still tasty. Find it a little on the sweet side, will be reducing the sugar the next time. Am looking forward to have an occassion to make this soon. As nobody at home will know how to appreciate this. Hubby don't like... he's a typical chin-na guy. Hmm...

Anyway this is actually very easy to make, you need to have the temperature and baking right and that is, the delicious creme brulee is out. I got this recipe from Chubby Hubby. He adapted from Justin Quek book. Thanks thanks thanks.

This is for 2 portion of ramekins.

2 egg yolks
150 millilitres fresh cream (I used whipping cream)
25 millilitres milk
25 grams sugar ( I will reduced to 15 grams)
Fine brown sugar (for caramelizing)

Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius.

Combine the egg yolks, cream, milk and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk and pass through a fine sieve into a jug. Pour the egg mixture into ramekins.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove, cool and refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours.

Just before serving, sprinkle the top of each portion with a thin layer of brown sugar. Caramelise the sugar with a blowtorch and serve immediately.

1 comment:

vanessafrida said...

tat looks great! I must go dig his cookbook out and try it too...thanks for sharing.

I have tried his nonya laksa and it works too. check it out