All posts tagged: creme brulee

How a Wobble Led to a Meltdown | #bakeoffbakealong

I’m writing this at about 9pm on Saturday night, sitting in front of QI. It’s the only half decent thing on the television but Jeremy Clarkson is on it. It appears I just can’t win today. Lets rewind about 6 hours, shall we? It all started out well. I had selected my creme brûlée recipe from Ramsay’s Best Menus (page 054) and it looked simple enough. The recipe included a rhubarb compote of sorts at the bottom of the ramekins, I happened to have blueberries lying around so thought I’d jam them up a bit and put them in instead (reminiscent of Nigella’s amazing and delicious blueberry maple syrup, have you tried it? You must). All going well so far. Blueberries jammed and divided into ramekins. Egg yolks (all 4 of them) separated successfully. Milk and cream measured out and slowly coming to somewhere just below a boil. Miraculously, I had absolutely no trouble at all with beating the hot milky creamy mixture into the cold egg yolks and sugar to create a custard situation, easy …