Monday, May 3, 2010

Orange crème brûlée

Orange crème brûlée / Crème brûlée de laranja

I tried to write a nice post for today’s recipe but all I can think of is that my coconut ice cream photo came in second in April's DMBLGIT! :)

I’ve taken part in several DMBLGIT editions, but had never won anything – it is so good to be there. And to see my lovely friend Meeta there, too, with her gorgeous brioche- yum!

A special thank you to Julia for hosting the event so beautifully, and to the super talented judges.

Orange crème brûlée / Crème brûlée de laranja

Orange crème brûlée
adapted from Australian Gourmet Traveller

¾ cup (180ml) heavy cream
1/3 cup (80ml) whole milk
a 5cm (2in) piece orange zest
1 tablespoon Cointreau
¼ cup (50g) caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
4 egg yolks

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Combine cream, milk and orange zest in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat and bring almost to the boil. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes. Add the Cointreau.
Reheat the cream mixture. Combine egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until thick and pale. Whisking continuously, add half the hot cream mixture, then stir in the rest. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl, then ladle into four 100ml cup-capacity ramekins. Place ramekins in a roasting pan and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of ramekins. Cover pan with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Check brûlées throughout cooking process to ensure they are not cooking too quickly. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
Scatter brûlées with caster sugar and caramelize with a blow torch or under a hot grill.

Serves 4


Paula said...

what an amazing green 'bowls'! I love them!

Zizi said...

Cute little dishes!!! :)

Mercè said...

Patricia, congrats again!! :)
This crème brûlée looks so yummy!

Joudie Kalla said...

im definitely making this. Nice post!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your win!

Unknown said...

I am drooling right now, pardon me:)
Gorgeous pics.


Taranii said...

I love your little green baking dishes, they're fantastic! It's nice to see creme brulee in something other than a traditional ramekin!

DaniBrava said...

wow, that looks absurdly delicious!!!

WendyinKK said...

I love orange... anything with orange.
YOu are making me drool.

My Little Space said...

Oh what a tempting menu! I love your baking and I have some awards for you. Please feel free to pick them up. Have a great day!
Cheers, Kristy

Patricia Scarpin said...

Paula, thank you!

Zizi, thank you!

Mercè, thank you! Congrats to you, too, sweetie!

Joudie Kalla, I hope you like the recipe! Tks!

Wizzy, thank you!

Farrielle, thank you for stopping by!

Taranii, I was in love with them, had to buy them! :)

DaniBrava, thank you!

Wendy, thank you! I love orange, too!

Kristy, thank you! I'll check it out now!

eatme_delicious said...

What cute little dishes you made your creme brulee in!

Cooking Art said...

Wow the photo is great! And the light just perfect! I wish do photos with that bright and clear light! My congratulations second place!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ashley, thank you, sweetie!

Cooking Art, thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you like the photo!

The Urban Baker said...

you're my idol!

Yours Truly said...

ohh myy....that looks devilish...especially how you scooped a bit out to show how absolutely creamy this is.....!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Susan, you are just sweet!

Tamanna, thank you!

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