Creme Brulee…. Our Father’s Day Treat

What did you guys do for Father’s Day? Did your spoil your dad or even your spouse? Being far away from home, all I did was sent my best wishes to my husband and hope that my children had done the right thing…..?!?!

I was not at my dad either, but at my sister so I was not able to do a thing for him either…Oh well.

So guess what I did today? nothing!!!! which was quite nice. I enjoyed the day with my twin sister. We had a late breakfast and then we went for a long afternoon cross country ride in the surrounding forests. Sophie, my twin sister, lives near Arcachon which is located on the shore of the Atlantic ocean near Bordeaux. The landscape is quite amazing. There are large forests of pine trees, and many salty lakes. Not very far from where she lives, sits the largest sand dunes of all Europe. It is quite impressive! So it was really nice to ride our bike this afternoon in this beautiful landscape. When we came back though, we had to get back in the kitchen to prepare a good meal. After all it was Father’s Day;-)

This is what we had. Doesn’t it look appetizing?

On the menu:

  • Foie Gras
  • Mixed Greens with a walnut and balsamic vinaigrette and warm goat cheese on toasts.
  • Duck Confits with Pomme de Terres Sarladaises (Sauteed potatoes in duck fat)

and for desserts, we had Creme Brulee. Yummmmmm

As you see, I am not on a “diet”. I am trying to be careful about what I am eating, but when my sister says” You need to eat this, this is good for you…”, what am I to do?

I am not going to give you the recipes for everything because, 1. it would take too long, 2. i am not sure that you would actually cook things such as confit or foie gras…So I will share the recipe of the Creme brulee. It is fairly easy to make and such a delight to eat!!!

Ingredients: 10 egg yolks, 1 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 liter of heavy cream, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, brown sugar to dust the creme brulee at the end.

Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture becomes almost white and has doubled in size. Warm the cream to boiling temperature and pour the cream into the egg mixture. Place the mixture on the stove at a medium/low, and keep stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens a bit, and the cream can “coat” the spoon. Remove from the stove, and pour in small containers. Place the container in a tall baking sheet. Fill the baking sheet with water. And bake in oven for 60 minutes at a T of 257. When cooked, remove the containers from the oven and let them cool. Sprinkle brown sugar on the top of the cream, and with a torch burn the sugar until it become a thick layer of caramel. Let it cool and eat!!!

Bon Appetit!!!!!