Thursday, November 25, 2010

I just don't like uneven numbers.

And, that's the reason why I had to eat the seventh egg nog crème brûlée I made last night.

Not enough space in my pan to make eight and with only six people here for Thanksgiving lunch, it would just be awkward when deciding who would eat the seventh. So, I made it easy. Yes, Beau ate half. I am watching my figure, you know.

The crispy brown sugar topping is divine and this picture doesn't do it justice.

Here's the recipe.

Egg Nog Crème brûlée

3 c. heavy cream
5 egg yolks
2 eggs
1/2 c. white sugar
2 T. dark rum
1 T. brandy
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Hot water
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar, divided

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Place 8 (unless you only have room for 7 like me) 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups in a 15X10X1" baking pan. Heat cream in a medium saucepan just to a simmer. Remove from heat. 
In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks and eggs; beat well. Stir in white sugar until combined. With wire whisk, stir in hot cream until well-blended. Stir in rum, brandy, vanilla, and nutmeg. Pour mixture into ramekins. Place pan in oven; pour hot water into pan until it's 1/2-3/4" up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the centers are just set. Carefully remove from oven. Place cups on wire racks to cool. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Before serving, place ramekins back in the baking pan. Top each with 1 T. brown sugar. Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is melted. Watch closely. Store in refrigerator.

Totally delicious!

Not only am I thankful for the ability to sit on my couch at 10:00 at night and share crème brûlée with my sweetheart, but so thankful for my precious girls and the life that we all have together. 

Most of all, I am thankful for the unconditional love and grace that I have through Jesus Christ.

We are very blessed. God forbid I become complacent and take all this I have for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy your families!


Kim Bullen said...

Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it. Happy Thanksgiving Bayou Belles!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

How did you know that I would be reading this post about the Egg Nog Creme Brulee and thinking to myself, "I wonder if I facebooked her and asked for the recipe if she would share it?" :-) You're a doll. Can't WAIT to try this stuff!

izzy said...

That looks so good!! Yummm.