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1.31.2012

Clementine Creme Brulee



Some of you read about this weekends baking/dog disaster in yesterday's post or via facebook.

I was determined to make a dessert that was creamy and citrus for my hubby Sunday when he got out of work.

So this was Sunday's dessert take two!




Clementine Creme Brulee For 2

Ingredients:

1 clementine
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean

Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together, egg yolks and cream.

Split your vanilla bean length wise scraping the beans into your mixing bowl.

Carefully remove zest from clementine with a veggie peeler. Place zest and sugar in your food processor and process until zest is in tiny specks.

Whisk zest/sugar into your egg mixture, and squeeze remaining clementine juice in as well. (careful of seeds!

Meanwhile pour boiling water in a large roasting pan creating a water bath for your ramekins. Water should come half way up the ramekin sides.

Pour your creme mixture into 2 ramekins placed in the water bath.

Bake at 300 for 35 minutes or until the custards are set and just slightly jiggly.

Remove and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Right before you serve sprinkle with 1 tbs of sugar and brulee the top with  a kitchen torch or broiler. When the sugar is brown and bubbly it is done.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

I added a clementine slice on top as a garnish before serving. That is up to you ;)



PS I think I should tell you my BRULEE part of the dessert was a bit of a fail.... my torch died. And I always burn things int he broiler. So this is what ya get!

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