This has been a hard week. After returning from a week in Portland (which was fabulous), I have again been working like a crazy person. Luckily, I have two TWD friends who have also been working like crazy people. My friend Julie (who worked from 9:00 am on Sunday through at least 11:00 am on Monday) said, "I think our group needs a permanent disclaimer regarding periodic disappearances." That comment was made in response to the post below entitled, "Please forgive me."
On to the best part of the week- this week's creme brulee recipe chosen by Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake. I was very excited about this recipe- I didn't own a torch, but I have always wanted to make creme brulee, so I bought one. I also bought one for my friend Cathy, who is a part-time parter at the law firm where I work. She is also one of the funniest and smartest people I know. She and I filled her torch at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday night AT WORK.
I sampled the pre-baked custard and I thought it tasted almost exactly like Dorie's vanilla ice cream base, which I LOVE. I may have cooked the custards incredibly too long- Instead of the 50-60 minutes in the cookbook, I left mine in for about 90 minutes because the middles never looked set to me. After I chilled the custard, it firmed well.
I LOVED the creme brulee!!! It was by far the highlight of my week. I think I will make this many many times. It was much easier than I thought and it was as good as any I have ever had.