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A Crème Brûlée, in Cocktail Form
As @marshalledgar recently observed, there truly is a made-up food holiday for every day of the year. And according to the powers that be, today is National Crème Brûlée day! Why do we Americans celebrate a dessert that the French, Spanish, and British all claim to have invented, you ask? Because it's PURE AMAZINGNESS. Delicate vanilla cream with a crunchy, crackling caramelized shell – come on, who wouldn't want to dedicate an entire day to singing its praises? Not all of us have the time or tools to whip up a crème brûlée at a moment's notice (although you totally should, using my recipe here), so I've researched an easier way to get your fix this holiday: the Crème Brûlée cocktail. There are plenty of versions out there, but so far, this one seems the best and most accurate in flavor. That's thanks to the homemade "burnt sugar"-flavored simple syrup, to give the cocktail a true authenticity. Give it a try tonight, and share your thoughts! Crème Brûlée Cocktail Original recipe by A. Huddleston of Cook In / Dine Out To make this incredibly delicious drink of the gods, you will need: 1 oz. vanilla-flavored vodka (like Stoli Vanil) 1 oz. heavy cream 1 oz. vanilla burnt sugar syrup (see recipe below) Assembling the cocktail is simple. Chill a martini glass in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Stir the ingredients together, and then serve in chilled martini glass. If you have a cocktail shaker, try shaking the ingredients together with ice, and then straining into the glass for a colder final product. Vanilla Burnt Sugar Simple Syrup To make the easy homemade syrup, you will need: 1 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 vanilla bean pod 1. Heat the sugar in a small (8-inch) frying pan over medium heat. Leave sugar undisturbed until it begins to melt and then stir sugar as in melts and caramelizes until all the sugar has melted and it is a dark amber color. 2. Meanwhile, add water to a saucepan. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and use a knife tip to scrape the vanilla beans into the water. Add the pod halves to the water and bring to a boil. 3. Pour the burnt sugar syrup into the boiling water (be careful of sputtering, you may want to stand back a bit). Continue boiling and stir to dissolve any hardened clumps of syrup. Set aside to cool. Strain when cooled and store in a container in the refrigerator. I hope you all celebrate this lovely holiday with a sweet and creamy Crème Brûlée Cocktail. Enjoy!
Creamy French Vanilla Crème Brûlée
There's simply no way to go wrong with this classic French dessert. It's all the joy of a day spent in Paris, wandering the galleries of the Louvre and the sunny streets along the Seine... encapsulated in one perfect little dessert. Smooth, creamy vanilla custard contrasts with a crackling disc of caramelized sugar in this purely authentic recipe from Alton Brown. It's sweet without being cloying, and satisfying without being heavy – basically, the perfect dessert. Great for impressing dinner guests (with little effort required on your part), or for a sweet after-work indulgence that you can pop out of the fridge at a moment's notice. Classic French Vanilla Crème Brûlée Ingredients 1 quart (4 cups) heavy cream 1 vanilla bean 1 cup sugar* 6 large egg yolks 2 quarts hot water *You can use vanilla-flavored sugar if you like. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F. Cut the vanilla bean in half length-wise with a small, sharp knife. Scrape the back side of the blade down each half of the bean to remove its pulp. 2. Place heavy cream, vanilla bean pulp, and the scraped bean halves into a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. When it reaches a steady bubble, shut off heat and set aside. Remove the vanilla bean shells; you can throw them away, or pop them into a tupperware of sugar to make vanilla sugar for your next batch of crème brûlée (or whatever vanilla-flavored dessert you happen to bake next). 3. Place your egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk them until they're slightly lighter in color. Add cream, still hot (but not hot enough to cook the eggs) slowly, whisking as you go. 4. Place a tea towel at the bottom of a large roasting pan, one with enough room to comfortably fit your ramekins. Pour the liquid into six 7-8 ounce ramekins (6 ramekins holding 7-8 oz. each, in case that wasn't clear! Haha). Place them in the roasting pan. The tea towel will keep them from sliding around. Finally, pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins; this will help with even heat distribution. 5. Bake just until set, around 45 minutes. It might still seem raw, but it should be trembly in the center. Since it's egg-based, you definitely want it to seem "underdone" when you remove it from the oven; it'll continue to solidify as it cools. Remove ramekins from roasting pan, and refrigerate anywhere from 2 hours to three days. Take them out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before caramelizing. 6. Complete this step just before serving. Divide remaining 1/2 cup of sugar equally between the 6 ramekins, sprinkling sugar evenly over the custard's surface. Shake each ramekin a little to allow the sugar to ensure equal sugar distribution. Using a cooking torch, melt and brown the sugar until it forms that classic, gorgeous crispy top. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. Voilà! Crème brûlée does require a few kitchen tools that you might not have laying around at your disposal – so I've saved you the hard work and hunted down a few low-cost, high-quality materials! The BonJour Professional Grade Culinary Torch from Amazon ($23) has excellent reviews from casual cooks and real-world chefs alike. Amazon also carries the corresponding butane fuel ($3.25) for the torch, which unfortunately you do have to buy separately. Finally, my fave kitchenware store, Crate&Barrel, has perfect round, fluted 7 oz. Crème Brûlée Dishes for only $2.95 each! I cannot wait to whip up this lovely, decadent dessert for my next gathering of friends. Thanks to Alton Brown for inspiring my adaptation of the recipe! If you enjoyed this traditional French dessert, check out my recipe for Kir Pêche, a classic French cocktail! Bon appétit :)