28 July 2012

FOODIE WEEKEND - Creme Brulee


Happy weekend, everyone! What's cooking?

Creme Brulee is one of the most popular desserts ever and it comes in many varieties using different recipes.  Last year, Captain and I went for our anniversary break in The Maldives and we stayed in a breathtaking resort called Velassaru.  The place was gorgeous, the staffs were friendly and the food was fabulous!  One of the nights we were there, our favorite restaurant was serving creme brulee as one of the desserts and it was one of the best I've tasted!  It was not too sweet, soft and the brulee was perfect!  I thicken my skin and asked the chef for the recipe and guess what? He gave it to me!

The recipe is easy to make and this time we were excited as we bought the blow torch to make the brulee instead of grilling my creme in the oven for the brulee. So, let me share with you the recipe for creme brulee Velassaru style!



Creme Brulee Velassaru Style

Ingredients (serves 8-10)
500 ml thick fresh cream 
500 ml fresh milk
200 - 250 grams of sugar (depending on your taste, I used 200 grams)
10 egg yolks (yup, a lot of eggs!)
2 whole eggs (again!)
2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
Some sugar to make the brulee


Method
Mix together the cream, fresh milk and sugar in a sauce pan and heat on a low.
Once it is warm, add the eggs and egg yolks. 
Remove from heat.
When it is slightly cool, add in the vanilla essence and mix well.
Pour in the little dishes and bake them in a tray filled with boiling water. 
Make sure that the water covers the bottom half of the dishes.
Bake at 180 degrees pre-heated oven until the side firms up and 
the middle a bit wobbly.
Remove from tray and cool .
Just before serving, sprinkle a thin layer of sugar and torch to form a crusty burnt layer of sugar.




Note :
Be careful with the torch especially with kids around.  
My children were more interested in the torch rather than anything else so I had to remind them of the danger. 
Don't worry if you don't have a torch, you can create the brulee by using the top grill of your oven.  Sprinkle the sugar and grill for about 3 minutes and serve!
Noticed that my brulee didn't turn up so well? It was my first time using the torch. 
Frankly I prefer the top grill :)


32 comments:

  1. Ooo delicious! This and key lime pie are my favorite desserts...and oh I love tiramisu too. But I am not a fan of choc cake!

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  2. It looks sooooo delicious!
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    Juneli

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  3. Ooh, i love creme brulee! Im too lazy to do it at home:D

    -Alice

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot.fi/

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  4. stop it, you can make creme brulee....i'm officially jealous. Can I please come to your house? haha. I wish I had the guts to try this.

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  5. I always look forward to your foodie weekends Mrs. C....this sure looks delectable!!

    Rebecca
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  6. This looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  7. that looks so delicious thanks for sharing!!!

    xoxo
    kat

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  8. This is one of my boyfriend's favorite desserts!I can't wait to surprise him with it!Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. This looks sooo yummy. Creme brulee is one of my favourite desserts too - thanks for sharing another recipe I can try!

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  10. It's one of my favorite desserts:) Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I love your blog and I'm following you now. Please follow me back if you like my blog too:D

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  11. Yummy :)

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  12. This look delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as well!

    Amy

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  13. Maldives is so romantic! I wonder how it tastes, I've only tasted creme brulee once on my 11th birthday :D Now I'm 16 and already forgot it! >,< Thank's for sharing the recipe, the chef was so kind to gave it to you. I'm gonna make it with my mom!

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  14. Yummy! Now that looks wonderful!
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  15. yummy!

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  16. that looks SO good, can't wait to try it out ! thanks for sharing it ^^

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  17. Creme Brulee is one of my favourite desserts ever! This looks so delicious! I think I might have to try making it myself!

    xo Jenny
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  18. OMG that looks so yummy!! Going to have to try this!!
    :)
    Allison

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  19. Yummy, yummy and yummy!!!
    Creme brulee is my favourite!!!
    I've tried cooking it maybe I'll give it a go soon..

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  20. Wow, this looks so good! I love creme brulee and it loves my hips back! Great idea to ask for the recipe! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  21. So forget the yummy brulee, my mother taught me how to make that, how in the world do you keep that stove top sooo clean?!?!? kudos to you!

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    Dana

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    1. HAHAHA! JIF, MY FRIEND.. JIF! ;D

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  22. yum! I haven't had a creme brulee in ahwile!

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  23. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'll have to try this.

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  24. I LOVE creme brulee and the recipe I use is similar - I've also made it by steeping a little ginger into the cream and adding the seeds of vanilla beans, which is delicious. It's fun to have the torch on hand at dinner parties so guests can create the brulee.

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  25. Hmmmm i'm all about desserts!


    -True

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  26. omg! i have been searching for a nice Creme Brulee recipe for so long! im soooo going to try :P

    btw, remember my Hokkaido cake? i kinda failed it because of the custard. my Hokkaido cake was ugly, but at least the taste was there :P i am too busy to write down my failed Hokkaido and custard story on my new blog, let me know if you are interested in giving it a try and i will try my best to squeeze out the recipe asap!

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    1. Hahaha.. sounds familiar to me ;D But at least the taste is there. I remember my first attempt to bake a cake and when I ate it I could still bite on the sugar crystal because I used normal granulated sugar! Those embarrassing moments.. try the creme brulee and see if you like it. I would like to try the Hokkaido cake and see what kind of mess I will create. Nice to hear there's a blog coming, I cant wait! This weekend I will make tiramisu but without eggs!

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