10/ 12/ 2013

Green Tea Creme Brulee

I’m a big fan of easy simple recipes,because 1.I dislike following instructions 2.I believe that good food need not be complicated and 3.I’m just lazy (I guess that’s another negative in me).
Today in relation to my laziness and my green tea obsession,we are making “Green Tea Creme Brûlée”,wow sounds complicated but I promise you it isn’t.
Jacques Pepin a french chef said “don’t eat what you don’t recognize”,and so I say “don’t eat what you can’t pronounce”.
Creme brûlée pronounced as Krem broo-lay is a french dessert which means burnt cream,now without further ado let’s proceed.
8 egg yolks
1/3 cup white sugar or more if you want to be more sinful
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoon matcha green tea (powder)
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1.Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit.
2.In a large bowl mix egg yolks,sugar and green tea,beat until fully incorporated.
3.Add heavy cream,salt and vanilla extract,and mix some more.
4.Strain the mixture,then you’re ready to pour them in your ramekin or vessel.
5.Fill roasting pan with 1 inch warm water,place your filled ramekin or vessel in.
6.Set timer to 30-45 minutes,for some reasons my creme brûlée took 45 minutes to cook.
7.Take your vessels out of the pan,drain the water and sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of brown sugar on top of your cooked creme brûlée,if you have a torch you may torch the sugar,but if you’re like me who doesn’t own a torch,do what I did,place all your vessels back in the roasting tray (but no water this time) and broil for about 1 minute or until brown sugar is caramelized.
Now there you have it,my very own “Green tea creme brûlée”,if I can do it and so can you.
Have fun and Good luck.
Photo below is a little trick I discovered in separating the egg yolk from the egg white,I used the egg cutter–genius right????.
These white vessels are called ramekin.
  The cooked creme brûlée,should look firm,like this photo below.
  And for  aesthetic purposes,I topped it with mandarin fruit,but you don’t really have to,,,because it’s awesome the way it is.
The best part of this dessert is the combination of the crunchiness of the burnt sugar on top and the creaminess that follows there after,and let’s not disregard the matcha green tea flavor,making this dessert feel like fire works in your mouth.
Thanx for visiting my blog,xoxo.

2 responses to “Green Tea Creme Brulee”

  1. elle says:

    This recipe looks awesome and deilicous, and almost simple enough to make.. since i don’t cook I will forward this to my daughter who loves cooking and green tea. I will say, I would love to eat this, though!
    Great post!!
    XX, Elle

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