Valentine’s Day may be over but we have the entire year to celebrate love in all its shapes and sizes all over the world. Many people tend to forget that there is more than just a romantic love in the world. There are many ways for expressing your love and appreciation to the dear people to your heart. One of them is by simply decorating your Croydon living space or bedroom by creating loving and cozy environment. Another is this delicious Irish Cream Creme Brulee recipe that is easy to prepare.
A typically French dessert, creme brulee has been a very nice traditional food on the table of many Europeans since its creation in the 17th century. It then made its way onto other continents as world travel expanded and it became a favorite food for many new cultures. What we will cover here is the classic recipe with an interesting Irish twist. Now we all know Irish cream and its nice, sweet and wonderful alcoholic taste, but imagine that taste as overlay on top of your typical caramelized creme brulee! The combination is very nice and tasty as you will find out when you complete this.
It is easy to make and requires a very easy list of ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
6 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Irish Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar if needed
The first thing we must do is preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and then place six ramekins on a towel set in a deep roasting pan. Then you need to stir the sugar and cream together in a saucepan on a medium heat so they can melt together. Next comes the following: whisk the yolks, vanilla and Irish cream together until they have blended well and then begin adding the hot cream. Work slowly by adding 1/3 of it in only about two spoonful at a time. Once you do that you can add the rest to the mix without a worry. This is done to prevent the curdling of the mix as you work.
Now you must pour the newly made custard into the ramekins. Once that is done you must add hot, boiling water into the saucepan until the water comes up about halfway to the edge of the ramekins. Now you can bake it in the oven for about an hour until they set.
Once they have set you must remove them and set them on a wire rack, allowing them to cool down for about an hour in room temperature. Cover it and refrigerate it for another four hours so you can give it a chance to set. You can keep them in the fridge until you need to serve them – they are a dairy product and they need to be kept safe that way.
Once you are ready to serve, you unwrap them, then sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Shake the custards carefully until their entire surface is covered with the sugar and then tip them so the excess sugar can fall off. If you have a chance…use a small hand torch to melt the sugar on top of the custard. Use the heat, but don’t burn it with the flames. The idea is to turn the sugar brown, caramelizing it on top. Doing so will help the top of the custard to harden into a nice, crispy crust. Once that is done you must serve them right away to achieve the best effect.
It is more than sure that you will have fun while preparing that lovely treat and be proud of your skills at the end! At last, but not least, it is good to remember that festive table or N19 arrangement of your home is a great addition for this sweet treat!