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Chocolate Crème brûlée


Wanna know a secret?  A crazy one at that?  I used to not be such a big fan of chocolate.  I liked it ok but didn’t get what all the who-ha was all about but as I’ve gotten older, the craving has evolved into something fierce with a life all of its own.  Case in point, I have absentmindedly been licking off homemade fudge by the spoonful all day today.  I meant to reserve it for a bucket of pistachio-pistachio ice cream but it sat there on the counter, ever so not innocently and that was my mistake.  Now I’m making jokes about being air-lifted out of my house on Facebook (but seriously, I kid.  If you want something, I’m a firm believer that you should go after it.  However, it should be good to point out that moderation is key, a word that I know nothing about obviously).

That being said, won’t you indulge in a bit of chocolate fun with me?  It has less calories that way (I hear)

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Chocolate Crème Brûlée
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Serves: 2

  • 2 room temperature egg yolks
  • 1 tb sugar
  • ¾ c room temperature heavy cream
  • 1 tb sugar
  • ¼ c chopped bittersweet chocolate (or chips)
  • 2 ts kahlua (or vanilla)
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • Sugar for sprinkling (I like using raw sugar but regular granulated works)

  1. In a bowl, whisk together your yolks and 1 tb of sugar.
  2. In a pot over medium-low, heat your cream, 1 tb sugar, and chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate melts and sugar dissolves.
  3. Splash in your kahlua or vanilla and sprinkle in your salt.
  4. Slowly scrape in your yolk mixture and continue to whisk until slightly thickened.
  5. Strain through a mesh sieve and pour evenly into ramekins set in a larger dish and slowly pour hot water half way up the sides.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Cool for about 30 minutes and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
  7. Before serving, liberally sprinkle with sugar and caramelize the tops with a hand/blow torch (or use the broiler in your oven)


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