An essential tool in the kitchen.. a blowtorch?

by nc on October 22, 2010 · 4 comments

One purchase I regret making is a cruddy little ‘brulee torch’ – underpowered, expensive, and just not worth it. It made its way to the trash can a long time ago.

I took Alton Brown’s advice and picked up a real torch. At the hardware store.


And it makes yummy things.

Like grapefruit brulee. No kidding.


Seriously, try it. It’s delicious! The combination of the burnt sugar and a little bit of salt completely takes away the bitterness of the grapefruit, as promised.

And if you do not have a torch in your kitchen, well, you are missing out.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin October 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

you’re so right. the culinary torches will heat up the custard on the creme brulee before you can caramelize the sugar.


nc October 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

’tis true!! I was happy to find that Julia Child agrees with us. ;)


Macrosoft November 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Your tiles are filthy.


nc November 19, 2010 at 7:59 am

Heh! It’s actually linoleum, which looks like that.. ;)


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