Creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts, and I actually own a torch, so I knew I had to make this recipe. The recipe is found on page 393 of Baking with Dorie and also on our host Mari’s site here.
TWD: Creme Brulee
September 30, 2008 by 4 Comments
My memory may be failing me, but overall I felt like the recipe from the cookbook that came with the torch worked better for me. I’m scandalized by that thought, so here are some things that I did that might have affected my final results:
1. I used taller ramekins instead of the flatter oval dishes Dorie recommended. As a result, my custards took closer to 1 hour 20 minutes to bake instead of 40-50. Even after chilling for several days, the custard part seemed runny.
2. It took me a few tries to get the hang of the torch. On some of the custards, I might have heated them too much in the process of caramelizing the sugar.
3. I don’t know. I guess the main issue I had was the runny filling. It was also a little on the sweet side for my preference.
I have a video of the torch in action, perhaps I’ll post it later. For now, Phil and I are getting ready to fly out to Orlando for my brother’s wedding and some time at Disneyworld with my family.