Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Tea infused Creme Brulee!


OMG, this was sooooooo good. I stressed myself out a bit about it was it was completely worth it for the end result. Thanks to Mari (you can find the recipe on her site) for chosing this week's recipe. It was a lot of fun to make and gave a surprising amount of room for creativity. I infused mine with some Mate Vana tea my sister Erin gave me for Christmas. It gave it a wonderful flavor. Both Chuck and I had a blast (literally!) with the blow torch. I did the first one for my daughter who was home sick and she thought it was the coolest thing ever! Dorie gives several ways to spice this dessert up and I can't wait to try them all!

Tea leaves seeping in milk. The recipe said to line a strainer with cheesecloth which I did not have so I used a coffee filter to strain the milk. Worked perfect.

Frothy custard. Dorie instructs you to "rap the bowl on the counter" to settle the bubbles but no amount of rapping could eliminate the bubbles for me. I guess I whisked too quickly?

Fire! I lucked out and found a Creme Brulee set at Linen's & Things for $15, blow torch and all. Hooray for businesses going down the crapper and having awesome sales.

Yummy, crunchy, creamy creme brulee!
Layla approved!

14 comments:

SiHaN said...

i did a tea infused one too! endless possibilties with the variety of teas nowadays. Was thinking of doing a chai one. But i stuck with green tea. Yours look perfect as well! Good job!

pinkstripes said...

I may have to make a tea-infused creme brulee. Look's good!

bakingwiththeboys said...

Your carmelized sugar looks perfect.

Flourchild said...

I love your little Layla..very cute picture of her enjoying your creme brulee. I love your topping!

Jess said...

Beautiful creme brulee, happy daughter!

Steph said...

Great mind think alike!I think the tea flavoeing is the perfect balance!

Liz said...

Oh, my brulee was totally bubbly too--and I didn't even whisk that hard. I just figured that's what the sugar crust is for, and stuck those babies in the oven. :) Your pictures look great. I especially love the top one.

DanielleBilton said...

I love the pic of your daughter, so cute

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

The tea infusion sounds delicious! I'll have to try some of Dorie's variations, too.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Tea infused crème brûlée sounds so exotic! Fabulous!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I <3 tea & I <3 creme brulee... That must mean I <3 YOU!! Hahaha

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious! Nice work.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Great job! Yours turned out lovely!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Oh man! I was JUST talking to my boyfriend yesterday about how I don't want kids. I was saying how we both work full-time, and we only see each other in the evenings and on weekends. If kids were added to that situation, we'd never spend any time together!

Lucky for me, he likes to sit in the kitchen with me while I bake :D