We're starting the week on a sweet note. Is there a better way?! I think not ;)
Especially when it concerns one of my all-time favorite desserts: Crème Brulée!
Seriously, I could eat it all day long.
And so for the sake of variety, and keeping this classic up to date, I like to experiment!
And experimenting usually comes in the form of infusing different flavors, or/and in the technique I use to get the results.
At time like these, it feel like my kitchen transforms into a lab...which is totally a welcome feeling that appeals to my scientific (nerdy) background ;)
Anywho, this crème brulée combo of white chocolate infused with rosemary was truly one of my most enjoyable experiments! And I partnered once again with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® for their creamy, vanilla-flavored Premier White morsels.
The white chocolate is rich and delicious, and perfectly flavored to help update my popular recipe!
White chocolate can totally stand up to stronger flavors, like mint.And at first, I did consider adding mint, but just didn't seem exciting enough...
So taking inspiration from my herb garden, I decide to try rosemary instead.My, oh my! Delicious, creamy, sweet and sophisticated. That's how I can describe it.
Who knew a basic 'custard' could be so refined and make your taste-buds dance?!
The rosemary give a subtle hint of floral, with savory notes, which help balance and marries gorgeously with the vanilla sweet taste of the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premium White Morsels.
My kids actually jumped up and down when I told them there was crème brulée for dessert!And devoured their portions in record time, so I guess the flavors pass the test of even the smallest food-critics ;)
So here's my White Chocolate & Rosemary Crème Brulée recipe.Be warned: once you try it, you may never go back to your regular recipe!
White Chocolate & Rosemary Crème Brulée RecipeClick here for printable version
* 100 g or 3.5 oz of Nestlé® Toll House Premier White Morsels* 550 ml or 19 fl oz of thick or double cream* The leaves from 2 sprigs (about 4 inches or 15 cm in length) of Rosemary* 6 Egg yolks* 30 g or 2 tablespoons of white sugar* 2 teaspoons extra white sugar per person for topping
1) In a pan on low heat, add cream, the Nestlé® Toll House Premier White Morsels, rosemary leaves until chocolate has melted2) Take pan off the heat and let it infuse for 5 minutes.3) Preheat your oven to 260 deg C or 320 Fahrenheit, gas mark 3.4) Beat egg yolks and 30 g of sugar with a whisk, until creamy and pale in color.5) Stir the cream into the egg mixture, then strain through a fine sieve into a pouring jug.6) Divide mixture into oven-proof ramekins and bake for 20-25 minutes until just set with a wobbly center.7) Chill the brulées int he fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.8) When ready to serve, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sugar on top of each and place under a boiler, grillor use a blow torch to caramelize the tops. leave caramel to set for a few minutes before touching (it's HOT!)
Ideally set back in the fridge for a good 20 minutes before serving.
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