creme brulee

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  1. kpollard_2000

    kpollard_2000

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    My creme brulee and flan are too eggy tasting. Is there a secret to making it creamier. Thanks
     
  2. cookm

    cookm

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    What's the recipe that you're using?
     
  3. nick.shu

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    need to see the recipe and the method. You may not be cooking out the eggs enough.

    [This message has been edited by Nick.Shu (edited September 10, 2000).]
     
  4. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    I always used a standard 8 egg yolks to 1 quart of cream and that worked great.
     
  5. m brown

    m brown

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    My base recipe for brulee whatever the flavor most any flavor you desire can be infused in place of the ones I have listed.


    Classical Brlee

    One quart 40% Heavy Cream
    One split and scraped Vanilla Bean
    One two inch long piece of cinnamon stick
    One lemon zest
    One cup of granulated sugar
    dash of kosher salt

    Boil the above and off the heat, temper in:

    Ten extra large egg yolks
    One whole egg

    Strain

    Let sit on ice until cool than bake in ramakins, in a waterbath at 350F covered until gently set.

    This should taste like heavenly custard. for the top I use a mix of Bar Sugar and baked Brown sugar cooled and put through the food processor and then sifted.

    Enjoy.
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  6. kpollard_2000

    kpollard_2000

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    I've tried seceral recipes. I'll cut down on the egg ratio's and see if that helps. I like a creamier compare to a custard type.
     
  7. shroomgirl

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    Bar sugar? never heard of does it go by some other name? Lemon grass and ginger make wonderful flavorings.

    Why 10 yolks and 1 whole egg what does one white do for you?
     
  8. nick.shu

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    i would believe that the extra egg whites add protein to enable the setting.
     
  9. m brown

    m brown

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    Domino Super Fine Sugar, used for bar drinks. It comes in a box not bag and is fine like Diamond Salt. Dissolves in liquids fast.

    That extra egg tends to garantee a set custard.



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  10. nick.shu

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    yep. A teacher one explained why too.

    The base for anglais or brulee contains a lot of fat and very little protein. As the egg yolk, cream, and to a lesser extent, milk contains a large amount of fat to the amount protein in the mixture, the process of adding egg white or albumen therefore increases the level of protein and ensures its setting. (i.e. like gelatine)