I love cooking desserts, and creme brulee has been on my list to try for a while. It is always so satisfying to eat, that I had to know if I could make it at home. Plus, using a torch in the kitchen just sounds like fun. (Too bad I don’t have one and tried using a heat gun instead.) Of course, though, I couldn’t try plain creme brulee. I had to go big, so I went with caramel coffee! For this you will need:
- Heavy cream
- Caramel syrup
Making creme brulee is a million times easier than I anticipated, which makes me super happy. I can now make this fancy dessert any time I want to impress guests (or I just have a craving!). That said, this is a “plan ahead” sort of dessert, so don’t think you’re going to be able to whip this up on a moment’s notice.
What I liked about this recipe is that the caramel and coffee flavors came through in a perfect, mild manner. I could taste both, but neither was overwhelming, and neither overpowered the other. This recipe is full of all those things you shouldn’t eat, so only pull this one out for special occasions.
I don’t have a kitchen torch, but I do have a heat gun that I sometimes use for crafts. So, when it came time to crystallize the sugar on top, I pulled out the heat gun and hoped for the best. It wasn’t ideal (and you can see how some parts burned a bit), but it ultimately got the job done-just not in the pretty fashion I would have liked. It also took longer than a torch would have. That’s okay, though. Now I have an excuse to buy a torch.
Overall, I would absolutely make this recipe again. I can’t wait to try some new variations on the flavors!