Archive for January, 2010
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Creme Brulee. If you’ve tried it, you like it. If you haven’t tried it, try it you must!
Here’s how I make it the little pots of creamy deliciousness – start with a whole bunch of eggs..
I use 9 eggs in my basic Creme Brulee recipe…
Separate the whites and yolks – if you’re a thrifty sort, you can freeze the whites for some other cooking adventure at some other time… put the yolks in a large stainless steel bowl
add a little less than a cup of sugar
Whisk until the mixture is thick and light yellow
Pour 1 quart of heavy cream into a medium size saucepan, add a teaspoon of vanilla and bring it to a simmer – Don’t let it boil, just a nice gentle simmer..
Remove from the heat and slowly add the hot cream to the egg mixture while whisking constantly. If you do it too fast, you will have scrambled eggs instead of vanilla cream, just add a ladle at a time, slowly, slowly….
When all of the cream has been incorporated into the egg mixture, fill up as many ramekins as you can…
Place the ramekins in a roasting pan and pour hot water in the pan until it reaches about 1/2 way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes or until they are barely set around the edges…
Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator for at least two hours or until you are ready to serve them.
Right before serving, take them out of the fridge and sprinkle a little sugar on top of each one. Light a kitchen torch and hold it a few inches away from the sugar top until it carmelizes and makes a crust.
I got a little close on these..correction: hold the torch about six inches away from the tops and move it back and forth slowly so the sugar carmelizes & forms a crust.
These are creamy & crunchy & sweet..everything you could possibly want in a dessert, except maybe chocolate..but that’s another post for another day….Print This Recipe Tags: Desserts
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I’ve come up with a new way of dealing with the celeb over population in Park City. It’s a Rocky Mountain tried and true method of dealing with any type of critter overpopulation – hunting!
There’s a coffee shop in town that won’t sell you coffee during the film festival unless you have a Utah driver’s license. How cool is that? Only locals can enjoy coffee at this sweet little shop. I’ll drive my truck over there, trying to carefully avoid running over any limos on the way, and get the locals organized for a Celeb Hunt. We won’t really hurt them, just shoot them with a tranquilizer gun so they can be safely transported back to their native habitat (Los Angeles). I can’t wait! We can get some decoys, like maybe a life size cardboard cut out of Harrison Ford and wait for the dumb paparazzi to start taking pictures of it. When the other celebs and wanna be celebs come running over to get their picture taken, we nab them! The wanna be celebs really really like getting their picture taken by the paparazzi, so they can complain about how the paps follow them around all the time and they have no privacy, so it should be easy to knock off quite a few of them. I’ll ask them if I can take my laptop to jail with me, so I can let you know how it goes…
Wow, I really sound crazy, even to myself.
OK, I guess I’ll just stay home with my coffee and not even take my camera out today. I don’t want anyone to see me walking around with a camera and assume I’m some dumb paparazzi person. Instead, I ‘ll just post this picture of the sleepy little river by my house that I took this fall when everything was quiet and peaceful around here. It’s probably better this way….
Thank you for your support…
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I live a few miles outside of Park City, UT where the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing. Typically, I try and snag a few tickets under the “locals” program that the festival sponsers, but this year I wasn’t organized enough to do it before the deadline, so I have no tickets. I’m ok with that, because quite frankly, I don’t like the “celebs” that flood our little mountain town with limos and drunken shenanigans (not that I’m above such shenigans myself given the opportunity). I decided to go over and take a few pictures to post. Rocky Mountain Woman drives a four wheel drive 3/4 ton diesel pickup truck (would you expect anything less of her?) and so, it is impossible to not notice her driving down the road, much less through a parking lot. While I was taking these pictures, some idiot in a limo honked his horn at me pretending that he didn’t see me trying to turn out of the parking lot. Rocky Mountain Woman does not like it when California type idiots honk their horns at her in HER town. It took everything in her power not to just run over the top of said limo with her trusty pickup truck. After that little issue, she decided to go home to her mountain cabin and open a bottle of nice Washington wine and let the idiots have run of the town for another week. She did, however, snap a few pics for your viewing pleasure of the lights on the outskirts of town…She Shoots | 1 Comment »