The heat wave has been overwhelmingly surrounding Orange County these days,
As a way to avoid direct contact with the gruesome sunlight,
I've been hiding in the house during day times.
But there's not much to do,
So I just kept wandering around my little squarish home, and I stopped, in front of the fridge.
Let me look what's inside..
Eggs, enormous amount of eggs,
I guess it's time to roll up my sleeves and make those eggs into something light and delicious to start out this sizzling Labor Day weekend.
One Large Creme Brulee-
3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Just by looking at those ingredients you should know that it will be a really simple dessert to make.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Simply whisk all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into the ramekin.
You can mix and match between heavy cream, half & half, or milk for the cream mixture,
Just remember it's about 1 cup of those milky stuff per serving.
And of course using the real vanilla bean makes a better creme brulee,
Too bad I still don't know where can I buy it around my area,
I'll keep my eyes wide open next time I go to the grocery store.
Enough of my babbling, let's transfer the ramekin into a pan and fill it with hot water about half way to the ramekin.
In to the oven for about 40 minutes or so, check regularly by poking a knife into the mixture,
If the knife comes out clean, it's ready.
Silly Me Getting All Excited Making This Dessert-
Now put the unfinished creme brulee into the fridge for at least 4 hours.
One thing about creme brulee is that you can make it early and store it in the fridge before serving,
Saves a lot of efforts when you're holding a party!
So when you've decided to monger on your creme brulee,
Turn on the broiler, torch will be much easier but I'm not that fully equipped in my kitchen yet,
Evenly toss some sugar on the top,
Put the creme without the brulee part in the oven for about 2 minutes, until the sugar is caramelized.
I kept checking on my creme brulee during this step cz I never make it before,
I was afraid that I gonna ruin it, I tend to mess up my dishes, not like this never happened before.
Set it aside for a few minutes and it's time for some sweet goodies.
What was I doing before writing this blog entry?
Sitting in the house with my lovely creme brulee and watching people on the streets wiping out their sweat.
Cindy's Rating: 7