July 21 is NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY From The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School and Culinary Team Building and Cooking Parties
THE STOCKED POT COOKING SCHOOL CELEBRATE ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE TRIAD
1 cup sugar
1 dozen eggs
2 vanilla beans split and seeds removed
1 quart heavy cream
Powdered sugar to dust the top of the creme brulee
Heat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Scald the cream and vanilla bean seeds by heating them in a nonreactive pan over low heat until warm but not boiling, around 180 degrees.
When the cream is hot, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well blended..
Pour some cream (maybe 1/2 cup) into the egg yolks while whisking quickly. This will slowly heat the yolks, reducing the chance of curdling them.
Remove the whisk from the eggs, start whisking the cream, and steadily pour the yolks into the cream while whisking quickly.
When thoroughly mixed, divide mixture into oven-safe individual ramekins..
Place ramekins in a tall-sided baking pan. Place the pan into the oven then pour water into the pan about halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
Bake for about 35-45 minutes.
Cover and chill at least two hours.
When ready to serve, sprinkle the top of each serving with a thin, even layer of sugar.
If you have a propane kitchen torch, heat the sugar with the flame until it begins to brown. Stop when it reaches a golden color. It should not get too dark.
Without a torch, use the oven’s broiler setting to caramelize the sugar. Place the cups in a pan surrounded with ice and broil for 20 to 30 seconds within at least an inch of the flame or heating element
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381 Jonestown Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
353 Jonestown Road, Suite 157
Winston-Salem, NC 27104