Food

Crème Brûlée


I have never tasted crème brûlée and up until now, it’s still a mystery to me. Read on and you will know why.

Crème brûlée means burnt creme.

At first I wanted to make Crème Brûlée Puff.
But then sis strongly advised me against making the puff because “Wuahahaha I don’t think you will have the patience to make the puff. It’s like the one I make for egg tarts. Very susah one”.

Knowing what she said is true (that I’m patience-less), so I just change the recipe to plain crème brûlée (without puff). Since I’ve already eliminated the hard part, I thought it will be plain easy to make. Ohh I was so wrong. Timing is very important. Overcooking crème brûlée will turn it into sweet scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
A – 40g sugar, 4 egg yolks, 1/2 tbsp custard powder
B – 350g whipping cream
C – 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
Some brown sugar

Methods:
1. Beat A until it turns pale yellow.
2. Heat B until almost boil.
3. Add B and C to A. Stir until well blended and thickens over low fire.
4. Pour mixture into tiny cups and bake for 15 minutes at 190o C.
5. Cool down and refrigerate for few hours. Add caramelized brown sugar using a blow torch or grill until the brown sugar caramelized before serving. I didn’t add brown sugar for topping because it is already very sweet.



This is the result. Looks quite good eh?

But hor actually I failed la because…
1. I read the ingredients wrongly. I added 4 eggs instead of 4 egg yolks!
2. The mixture was heated too long. It hardens at the bottom of the pan and I managed to save it by mixing it frantically.
3. But it did turn into scrambled eggs eventually as I was baking it for too long. So in the end it tasted like egg tart without the puff! Or does crème brûlée actually taste like egg tart? Can anyone enlighten me on this one?

The only person eager to eat my crème brûlée is non other than Chester (my no. 1 fan!).

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14 Comments

  • Reply keeyit October 12, 2007 at 9:27 am

    :laughing: no wonder la.. Honestly the last picture looks nice…

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous October 12, 2007 at 9:46 am

    if it taste like egg tarts, i’ll eat it. i love egg tarts. especially those portugese ones.. yums!

  • Reply Neo October 12, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Try again until you succeed! :devil:

  • Reply dreamcatcher October 12, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    nvm, i like scrambled eggs. :hehe: :hehe:

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 12, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Keeyit, terima kasih yo

    Hedo, I love anything that has got to do with eggs.

    Neo, ai ai boss!

    Dreamcatcher, eh try and bake it…

  • Reply Jason October 12, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Practice makes perfect. 😀

  • Reply Bengbeng October 13, 2007 at 11:07 am

    looks like u had an interesting experience

  • Reply Dawn October 13, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Hey they looked good. To me it’s like eating egg tarts without the pastry! Good job!

  • Reply saoirse October 14, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, I tried once in the hotel, it doesn’t taste like any of the egg tart to me, instead it’s more like creme caramel.

  • Reply Lex October 15, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Well, you must be able to crack it’s top coating and also the content must be creamy… like custard.

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 15, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Jason, true. I’m going to try it later. Not now though coz my sis just bake some egg tarts not too long ago. We’re so sick of eggs now. :laughing:

    Dawn, hehe thanks.

    Saoirse, ohh like creme caramel? Then it’ll be really soft and creamy lo. Guess mine is wrong.

    Lex, I failed :doh:

  • Reply Angie Tan October 15, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    still looks good woi.. Am sure it tastes good too… :drool:

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 15, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Angie Tan, hehe please try it and tell me about it.

  • Reply hcfoo October 17, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, u did it…almost! 😉 But creme brulee or egg tarts, both taste just as good.

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