When I was finishing up the last bit of COWGIRL’S SWEETHEART, there’s a scene where Jolie, the heroine, is having dinner with her dad. He orders her dessert, even though she doesn’t want any. But it’s her favorite. So…semi-new feature here. I’ll occasionally be sharing recipes for the favorites foods of my characters. Today? Jolie Davis’s Irish Creme Brulee:
1 cup Irish Creme liquid coffee creamer (I use Coffeemate brand)
1 cup heavy whipping cream – liquid form
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 pinch salt
5 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
Place coffee creamer, whipping cream and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Beat egg yolks in medium bowl; gradually whisk cream mixture into egg yolks. Stir in vanilla extract.
Pour mixture into 5 six-ounce custard cups. Place cups in 13X9-inch baking pan; fill pan iwth hot water to 1 inch depth. Loosely cover with foil.
Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until mixture is gently set in center. Remove to wire rack to cool slightly. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Preheat broiler. Sprinkle each creme brulee evenly with brown sugar. Broil for 2 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until topping hardens. Makes 5 servings. Enjoy!
**This IS a recipe that I’ve made. I cut it out of a newspaper years ago, and it came originally from the Nestle Company. And the nice thing is, you don’t need a “blow-torch” to caramelize the sugar. 🙂