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.
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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.
you’re so right. the culinary torches will heat up the custard on the creme brulee before you can caramelize the sugar.
’tis true!! I was happy to find that Julia Child agrees with us. ;)
Your tiles are filthy.
Heh! It’s actually linoleum, which looks like that.. ;)