Thursday, August 21, 2008

Creme brulee short cut

This recipe allows you to make a creme brulee without baking it for 40 minutes in the oven.After it sets you can level it off in a brulee dish and fire it with a torch. For the tasting menu this week we added 60 grams less sugar and added 2 oz of sesame oil. We seasoned with salt and folded in chop scallions


1000 G Cream
240 G Egg yolks
160 G Sugar
4 Ea Sheets gelatin bloomed in water

Scald the cream. Add the eggs to the sugar and whisk for 2 minutes. Temper the egg yolk mixture with the hot cream. Add the bloomed gelatin and return to medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir constantly.Remove, strain and let set


ClaireWalter said...

Sesame oil in creme brulee. Intriguing!

theironicchef said...

I have a method (borrowed from Sam Mason) for creme brulee that uses agar agar and locust bean gum and that start to set takes all of an hour.

I've also applied this same application to make gelatin-free panna cotta.

Great for last minute work, and also can be poured into whatever mould you wish it to take the shape of.

I can dig up the recipe if you want to play around with it.

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