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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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💜Gigi!💜🎄🎅❄⛄

Is Teddy Bear bored? How about a jaunt to the Worcester Historical Museum for a fashionable high tea?!

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Rosalie’s Teddy baby bear!
pic: R.T.

This Saturday, December 5!

TEDDY BEAR TEA!

WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM

30 Elm Street, Worcester

11AM to 2 PM

•Face Painting • Balloon Animals • Arts & Crafts • Holiday Sing-a-long • Decorate your own dessert!

• Sandwiches, hot chocolate and juice!

WE ARE EXPECTING A VERY SPECIAL GUEST (BRING YOUR CAMERA!)

Tickets:

WHM Members: $10 adults, $8 children
Non-members: $12 adults, $10 children

Free Admission for Teddy Bears, monkeys, frogs or any other stuffed animal of your choosing!

Reservations required 508-753-8278

Space is limited so please call early.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will be held at the door.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this annual event we cannot hold seats without prepayment.
 

Yummy recipes for the holiday season!

Deelish! And not one turkey, chicken or pig slaughtered! From PETA.ORG.  – R.T.

Soups and Salads

Entrées

Side Dishes

Read more: http://www.peta.org/living/food/celebrate-vegan-holiday/#ixzz3IIGauNXS