So I told you I got a blow torch for Christmas (when I mentioned this to my friend, she thought I was taking up a new hobby). Well I decided it was time to break it out and give it a test run. I had this recipe for ages. I don't know where I got it from - ripped from some magazine.
|Ain't she a beauty?|
1 vanilla bean
1 c milk
1 c heavy cream
2 egg yolks
1/3 c sugar
Slit open the vanilla bean and place it in a saucepan. Add milk and heavy cream. Heat until little bubbles appear at the edge of the pan. Remove from heat.
In a bowl whisk the eggs and egg yolks together. Add some of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk this mixture back into the saucepan. Over low heat, heat about 7-10 minutes until the mixture coats the back of the spoon (about 165 degrees).
Divide evenly among ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13x9 pan or roasting pan. Pour hot water around the ramekins until it is halfway up the side.
|Check out the MacGyver-ed* tongs|
Sprinkle raw sugar over each ramekin. Use blow torch or place under broiler until sugar is melted and light brown. Cool slightly and serve.
|Got a little carried away with the one on the right|
*If you don't know who MacGuyver is, go to youtube and check him out.