We had a delish vanilla creme brulee at a restaurant for Adam's birthday dinner and Colin has been talking about making it ever since. It's been on my list of "desserts to try making" for years but I just haven't got around to it. Colin's desire and a kitchen torch gift from my brother-in-law made the timing right for our first attempt. Colin steeped a cut vanilla bean in heavy cream, made a custard with sugar and egg yolks and baked the filled ramekins in a hot water bath. This evening after dinner came the much anticipated torching of the sugar crust.
We all loved cracking into the creamy custard through a sugary crust. So delicious and as Colin said, "Not bad for a first attempt!"
I love being able to fuel the boys' interests and seeing them proud of what they've done.
Check out other "simple things" photographs on Rebecca's blog.