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Chef Joey parked in Rose’s space! 🎄🎄🎄 Make Creme Brulee for Christmas🎄!

Reposting this Chef Joey yum yum. ❄❄❄Make it special for the holidays!🎁🎁🌃 – R.T.

Crème Brulée!

Text and recipe by Chef Joey

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💜Rich, Chef Joey, Gigi and Santa!

What is a magical dessert that sounds too good to be true?

It is none other than Crème Brulée!

This delicious concoction, traditionally made with vanilla flavoring, first started appearing in cookbooks around 1690. It was translated into English mid-1700’s but kept the name. By 1800 it was called “Burnt Cream” in England.

Other names are Crème Anglaise. In Spain it is called Crema Catalana and is the dessert served once a year on Saint Joseph’s day (March 19). But instead of vanilla, it is flavored with the zest of lemons or oranges. You can do Nutella, chocolate, raspberry, etc – that’s what is so great about this dessert!

I recently reintroduced myself to this dessert, thanks to my new friends Stephanie and Penny who were constantly being served custard, which is cooked on top of the stove vs baking. It is an easy technique, and you don’t have to put the sugar on top and burn it.

It’s a delicious concoction that takes minutes to prepare and can be made ahead of time and keeps for a couple of days!

You will need ramekins for individual servings – or a glass pie plate will do for family style.

For the basic recipe you need:

1 quart of cream

6 eggs, separated

1 cup of sugar

and a vanilla bean!

I’ll list them below again. The fun is you can substitute the vanilla and add lemon, orange, almond, chocolate, pistachio, coconut etc – endless combinations!

So turn your oven on to 325, separate the eggs and save the whites for breakfast.

Add ½ cup sugar to the yolks and whisk until light in color and very fluffy.

In the meantime, add the seeds from the vanilla bean to the milk/cream in your sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Let it sit for 15 minutes to cool down, then slowly add it to the eggs whisking constantly.

Prepare your baking pan by placing the ramekins in the large rectangle pan.

Fill the ramekins with the filling, then pour HOT water into the holding pan – so it comes up just over halfway up the ramekins or pie plate.

Place in your hot oven and bake for 45 minutes.

The center should be a little jiggly and yet firm to the touch. Depending on your oven, adjust the cooking time.

Remove from the oven, take the ramekins out of the water, place on a cookie sheet and bring to room temp, then refrigerate.

They are ready to eat like this or dust with the rest of the sugar, just a light coating, and using a blow torch, fire it evenly on the sugar until it melts! You can do it under the broiler, but just keep a close eye on it!

Ingredients:

6 eggs separated

1 quart cream or milk

½ cup sugar

1 vanilla bean (just the interior seeds)

325 degree oven – rectangular pan – 8 ramekins

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Vegan Ice Cream Flavors to Cool You Down this Summer!

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FROM PETA.ORG!

So Delicious

This brand offers Pomegranate Chip, Mint Marble Fudge, Neapolitan, Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Cluster, Cookies and Cream, German Chocolate, and more—and the company uses soy, almond, coconut, and cashew milks as the base of the various dairy-free flavors! So Delicious also offers ice cream bars and sandwiches.

This brand offers Pomegranate Chip, Mint Marble Fudge, Neapolitan, Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Cluster, Cookies and Cream, German Chocolate, and more—and the company uses soy, almond, coconut, and cashew milks as the base of their icecream.

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Blue Bunny

This brand offers Vegan Mocha Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, and Chocolate flavors of ice cream, all with an almond-milk base. It also carries vegan FrozFruit bars.

Tofutti

Check out the Tofutti Cuties line of ice cream sandwiches (available in Key Lime, Peanut Butter, Wild Berry, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate!). In addition, the Tofutti brand offers Yours Truly Cones and pints of Vanilla Almond Bark, “Better” Pecan, and Chocolate Cookie Crunch vegan ice cream, among others.

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Almond Dream, Rice Dream, Coconut Dream, and Soy Dream
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The dairy-free ice creams in these lines come in flavors such as Cappuccino Swirl, Praline Crunch, Cookies and Dream, Orange Vanilla Swirl, Strawberry, and more. You can also find Rice Dream ice cream bars and Frozen Dessert Bites, and Coconut Dream Frozen Dessert Bites.

Coconut Bliss

A newer brand, Coconut Bliss offers flavors that are pure bliss. Try Mocha Maca Crunch, Ginger Cookie Caramel, Chocolate Walnut Brownie, or Pineapple Coconut.

Ciao Bella

Check out all these sophisticated sorbetto flavors: Alphonso Mango, Bartlett Pear Hibiscus, Dark Cocoa, Coconut, Mario Blackberry Cabernet, Pacific Northwest Raspberry, Sicilian Blood Orange, Sicilian Limone, White Peach Sangria, and Wild Italian Strawberry Limonata.

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Double Rainbow
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These scrumptious soy ice cream flavors are to die for, except no one had to: Blueberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, and Very Cherry Chip.

NadaMoo!

This brand uses coconut milk to create its delicious ice cream, which features these fine flavors: Cookies & Crème, Lotta Mint Chip, Creamy Coconut, PB & Chocolate, Gotta Do Chocolate, Vanilla Cha Cha Chai, Chocolate Almond Chip, Mmm…Maple Pecan, Sweet Cherry Lime, Vanilla…ahhh, and Java Crunch.

Trader Joe’s

Check out Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip and Vanilla ice cream.

editor’s note: Rosalie has bought their strawberry coconut milk “ice cream.” Deelish! No cows harmed! … A quick drive over the bridge into Shrewsbury, route 9, gets you to TJ.