lattice chicken pot pie
Mexican street corn pasta
chicken Ghiveci
creamy chicken tortilla soup, jalapeno jack popovers
butter basted ribeyes, twice baked potatoes, broccoli
brisket tacos, pinto beans
pork souvlaki, naan

Monday, March 11, 2013

Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee

Meyer Lemon Creme BruleeThe Meyer Lemon madness continues around here, which means lots of tasty treats. I knew my mom had a creme brulee set and I was always curious to try and make creme brulee, as it is one of my most favorite desserts. I worked off this recipe since it used lemon juice in the custard. I am not a huge fan of lemon zest, especially in a creamy creme brulee, so I wanted the lemon flavor via the juice. The fun started when I opened the box and three of the brulee dishes crashed to the floor, shattering into a million pieces. Luckily my mom has a huge variety of dishes and we were able to piece together enough mis-matched pieces to make the recipe. The torch took some getting used to, but once I got the hang of it, it was fun to use.
Meyer Lemon Crème Brulee

I egg
3 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar, divided
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 300 degree. Boil a tea kettle or pot full of water. Whisk the egg, egg yolks and ½ cup sugar; beat until light yellow and firm. Add heavy cream and lemon juice, and mix with a spatula gently, in folding motion, until mixed well. Line a deep baking dish with a paper towel, place four ramekins inside on top of paper and ladle the mixture evenly between ramekins. Pour the boiling water into baking dish as a warm water bath for the custard to cook in, halfway up the ramekins and place in the middle rack of the oven for 40-50 min. Edges should be firm when done, but middle should be wobbly. Take out and let cool outside in water bath. Refrigerate. 2 hours prior to serving, place ramekins in ice bath, sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of each custard, swirl sugar to coat custard completely, and caramelize in broiler mode until sugar bubbles. Can caramelize with a torch as well for a deep golden sheen. Refrigerate prior to serving.
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Kelsey said...

Meyer lemon creme brulee sounds heavenly!

Finla said...

looks so good

Happy Valley Chow said...

Absolutely beautiful and sounds delicious. Can't wait to try :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

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