Last night we had friends over for dinner and I always make dessert. I would love to bake more often but I don't like being stuck with too many treats (I eat too many) so I prefer to do it when people are coming over or if there is a family gathering. When it comes to dessert I prefer to pre-arrange them so that I don't have to worry about it when the guests are here. Mike is an excellent cook and takes care of the main and entree. I wanted to make a creme brulee and found a great recipe from the UK edition of Delicious Magazine. This is also a cheap dessert because I paid $15 for the ingredients (I already had the salt) and it produced seven brulees. Not bad at all.
The ingredients needed are:
150 g dark chocolate (must be 70% cocoa or more, so I went with 72%)
600 ml double cream (couldn't find it so I went with thickened cream)
1 vanilla pod (no one in Woolworths knew what it was so I had to go to a second store to get it)
6 large eggs (tick)
40 g caster sugar (second tick)
For the salted caramel:
200 g granulated sugar (couldn't find it but a quick google search told me it is white sugar. Too easy)
Sea salt flakes (pantry item. No shopping required)
I am a big fan of Whittaker's peanut and coconut slabs and the dark Ghana was no disappointment either. It smells amazing and because I had 100 grams too much there are currently leftovers stored in my fridge. Maybe it's just me but I really like cold chocolate. It just tastes better.
What is your favourite dessert? Do you love creme brulee as much as I do?