Thursday, October 30, 2008

These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things...


Chocolate desserts are usually at the top of my list. The chocolate mouse tart at Flour Girls and Dough Boys is one of my favorite desserts ever. The warm chocolate cake (of the molten variety) at Sundance is sublime. Oreos are by far my favorite store-bought cookie. And French Silk pie has got to be at the very top of my pie list. but there is one dessert that is not chocolate that can actually rivel one in my book:

Crème Brûlée

If you haven't had this wonderful dessert, try it sometime. They have it at quite a few restaurants. It literally means "burnt creme.and is pronounced "krem broo-lay." At it's best, it is a thick, vanilla cream, firmer than pudding, stiff enough not to ooze when you cut into it. Sugar is sprinkled on the top, and then, just before serving, the sugar is heated with a special blow torch until it melts, browns, and becomes crispy. You haven't lived until you have experienced the pleasure of taking the back of a spoon and cracking it onto the crunchy burnt sugar shell on the top of a crème brûlée. Divine.

10 comments:

rachel said...

Ohhh, mama likey :) This is actually my fave to order out too. I still have yet to make it though...I finally have the ramekins, now I just need the blow torch :)

K and/or K said...

When I used to waitress I had to burn the sugar my self. While others complained...I always enjoyed having fun with a blow torch!

Kami said...

I love all the desserts that you mentioned. Have you ever made Creme Brulee? It is pretty easy, only four ingredients: Egg yolks, CREAM, Sugar and vanilla. A few years back I asked for a culinary blow torch for my birthday so that I could make this low calorie dessert. ;)

ps. I think I love chocolate creme brulee more. yum!

MiaKatia said...

That is one of my top non-chocolate desserts as well. Sticky toffee pudding is right up there but I have only found it at one restaurant around here. And I like flan, which most creme brulee lovers don't like because it is a little softer.

Chelsea said...

Despite my love for chocolate, crème brûlée is one of my favorites too! Did you know Ben and Jerry's has Crème Brûlée ice cream now? Not as good as the real thing, but still delicious!

Omgirl said...

You got that right, Mia. HATE flan. BLECH!

jennie w. said...

Crème brulee=Yuck.

Crème caramel=Perfection

Becky, yep said...

MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm!

André said...

Have you ever had a dark chocolate creme brulee? Passion fruit?

Omgirl said...

I have tried several other flavors of creme brulee, and ones with fruit in them. But I am a purist. I want plain, classic creme brulee. No lemon, no fruit, and, unbelievably, no chocolate.