Friday, December 23, 2011
FFwD: crème brûlée
Today I worked for the last time at my company. Because of a reorganisation my department is redundant. One site of the story is that is making me sad, I've got great colleagues and challenging work. But on the other site there is an opportunity, I can start thinking of starting my own business a cookery school. But it's feeling strange. Tonight we are going to have a farewell party and then we all leave our own ways. I only can hope that everyone gets allright.
But then again, it's Friday, French Friday. I never made crème brûlée the official way. So I got myself a gas burner (comes in handy with my cooking school).
At the bottom I put in a little of my homemade plumjam. That's a nice accent for myself. And furthermore I made the custard myself according to the recipe of Dorie. Let it stand for a few hours in the refrigerator (so a little skin can form on top) and sprinkle a little bit of sugar on it. Burn it with my gasburner and you've got a really delicious crunchy dessert.
We liked it very much and it looks wonderful.
I can imagine as a dessert after christmasdinner. Candlelight, pine twigs, christmas ornaments on the table and then a great dessert. You take a spoonfull of it and it melts in your mouth...
Can you imagine?
We aren't supposed to give the recipe, but you can find similar recipes on the web.
Do you want to know what the other Doristas made look at: