Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

This weekend I made dark chocolate creme brulee, because I was trying to be healthy by using dark chocolate, duh.  And after making creme brulee three separate times, I think I've finally realized Ben's favorite part - the torch.  Do you know any guys who don't love fire?  Oh, you do?  Well that's unfortunate, because the torch is pretty fun.

2 cups whipping cream
2 cups half and half
8 egg yolks
10 oz dark chocolate morsels
1/3 cup sugar, plus extra for the torch

Preheat oven to 300.  Pour whipping cream and half and half into a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl.  Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.  Divide mixture among 10-12 ramekins.  Place in a baking pan (you will need at least two) and add enough hot water to come half way up the sides of the cups.  Bake until the custard is set, about 50 minutes.  Chill for 2 hours (or more).  Right before serving sprinkle sugar on top of each ramekin and using a creme brulee torch, lightly brown the sugar.

Here's a YouTube video that shows how to use the torch if you've never done it before!

1 comment:

Mousse said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing the video on how to use the torch.

Post a Comment