Well, that was sure good and with benefits!
I was looking at recipes to try in my aluminum bead bath and Grayfox mentioned that Crème Brulee was one of her favorites, so how could I resist making a few brownie points.
The recipe I used called for:
2 Cups heavy cream
¼ cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp
Brown sugar to coat top
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
It called for whisking them together and cooking 30 Minutes at 82C/180F.
The recipe makes two pints, so I mixed up the components in a mixer, except for the brown sugar and split it evenly into four half pint wide mouth Ball jars.
After preheating the beads, I spaced the jars evenly and then shoved them under the surface, before covering the pot with a towel and a thermometer to monitor temperature.
Cooking 30 minutes at 82C/180F
I actually ran it twice to get it right. The recipe calls for 4 large egg yolks and I used the eggs in the frig, which were medium, so it didn’t thicken up in the refrigerator after cooking the first time.
I added two more medium egg yolks and ran it again to see if I could save it, and it turned out perfect.
After 30 minutes at 82C/180F, I removed the jars and cooled them off in running water before placing them in the refrigerator to thicken up.
Cooling before refrigerating
I checked them after three hours cooling in the refrigerator and they were perfect, so I sprinkled the surface with brown sugar and then caramelized it with a torch.
Brown sugar sprinkled on top
Caramelized with a torch