crème brûlées

Crème Brûlée


I have challenged myself to baking for 365 days straight - I started on January 27, 2011. Join me each day as I use a different recipe either handed down through family, given to me by friends, borrowed from a website or from one of my many cookbooks. This Créme Brulée recipe is from Day 20 taken from Alton Brown at

Crème Brûlée French Toast

Crème Brûlée French Toast

I've only had crème brûlée french toast once in my life, but when I saw this recipe the memories came flooding back. Coincidentally, it was at a Christmas brunch, and it was heavenly.

Bonnie makes hers with challah bread slices and a butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and egg mixture. A 40-minute bake time results in "a perfectly caramelized top coating, with a delicious crème brûlée custard underneath."

Recipe: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Coffee-Caramel Crème Brûlée

Coffee-Caramel Crème Brûlée

I'm one of "those people." You know the ones. The ones that hold up the line in the coffee shop because their drinks resemble something closer to a gourmet milkshake than a cup of coffee. Yep, that's me.

The truth is, I don't really drink coffee unless it's all dolled up. And caramel is my favorite add-in. I do, however, adore crème brûlée, and I'm speaking from experience when I say that Kocinera's coffee-caramel combination is a winner. Two smooth flavors. One bold, one sweet. It's crème brûlée, all dressed up for the season!

Recipe: Coffee-Caramel Crème Brûlée

Maple brûlée tartlets

Maple brûlée tartlets

A delicious maple custard turned into tartlets with a brûlée topping.

Recipe: Maple brûlée tartlets

Crème Brûlée French Toast

Creme Brulee French Toast

Your heard it right - crème brûlée French toast. Brook came up with this ridiculously decadent and brilliant brunch dish when she was faced with an almost empty pantry. What delicious creativity!

Recipe: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

As if crème brûlée wasn't awesome enough. Ms Humble makes a rich dark chocolate crème brûlée with classic caramelized crust that pushes these decadent custards into "dangerous and addictive" territory.


Recipe: Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Lavender Crème Brûlée

Lavender Creme Brulee

What a splendid way to enjoy a perfect spring afternoon - enjoying a rich floral lavender crème brûlée with caramelized vanilla bean sugar baked especially for a beautiful floral-themed picnic. Ahh...

Recipe: Lavender Crème Brûlée

Pistachio Crème Brûlée

Pistachio Crème Brûlée

from Bonbini

What does a macaron maestro do with all of the egg yolks left over from baking batches of macarons? She bakes this rich, flavorful pistachio crème brûlée.

Recipe: Pistachio Crème Brûlée...