Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Lighting of the Torch (for Creme Brulee)



My time had come. Finally, my prized wedding gift, my creme brulee torch, came out of the box and got pumped full of butane for the first time.

It didn't even matter that my creme brulee hadn't set, and that basically I was carmelizing brown sugar over a liquid batch of egg yolks and heavy cream (Julia recommends using a candy thermometer when heating the mixture, and I guess I shouldn't have chosen to ignore that one piece of useful information). I got to play with fire, and that always makes for a good time.

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