Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Creme Brulee ala Orange.....

I love Creme Brulee, always have! But my DH has never been that impressed with it, so I decided to change the flavor for him. Instead of using one of Dorie's wonderful flavors I decided to use orange zest and Gran Marnier liquor.



I zested one large orange and put the zest in with the cream and milk, brought it to a boil and let it steep for 30 minutes. Then strained the liquid into a 2 cup measuring cup. I put the cream back on the stove and brought it to a boil. Instead of the vanilla I used Gran Marnier liquor. Everything else was the same as the recipe. I finally got to use my kitchen torch that someone gave me 2 years ago and it worked...perfectly caramelized sugar.

Ready for the oven...


Cooling....please hurry...yummmmmmmmmmm!

DH loved the flavors of the orange zest and the liquor; he actually wanted more! I have never made creme brulee but this was so easy I will make it more often. Many thanks to Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake for a fun recipe.

8 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I'm glad you won your husband over with these - orange sounds like a wonderful flavor for them. Love your different dishes too.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

That's a fabulous tweak! Orange and crème brûlée are made for each other!

Lori said...

i love your selection of baking dishes! and orange, why didn't anyone think of that, it's perfect.

Teanna said...

Mmm I love the orange idea, that sounds like it would really be incredible!

CB said...

Grand marnier is genius! I have to try that next time. Love all the different dishes too. Great job! PS. Maybe I should hire you as my personal trainer. I have gained so much weight being a TWD member! haha
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

HoneyB said...

The orange twist sounds really delicious!

pinkstripes said...

Yum! I think I will make this flavor combination next.

Erin said...

This looks so good! I love the addition of the orange!