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Back in the day, I would only eat white chocolate. I remember being a kid and blissfully gnawing off the heads of my pastel colored, white chocolate, bunnies on Easter Sunday. As I grew up, the appeal of chocolate in any form diminished. In fact, to this day I can take it or leave it. Many people get chocolate cravings and indulge their senses in delectable gourmet truffles, bars and bites.

Toss this girl a bag of Skittles or Starbursts and I will be happier than well… a kid in the candy store. Although chocolate is not my favorite flavor, many people in my circle love the stuff so I definitely highlight it in my baking on a regular basis. When I was at the market last month, I picked up a bar of white chocolate with no clear culinary creation in mind and simply chucked it into my cart. I got home and tossed it into my all too full baking cupboard and forgot about it.

Then on Friday, inspiration struck me as I was thinking about making crème brûlée to accompany a steak house inspired dinner. After slaving away in the kitchen over homemade ranch dressing, impeccably seasoned New York Strip Steaks, sauteed mushrooms and a lovely balsamic reduction, I was glad that I whipped up dessert at 10 am. All I had to do was take it out of the fridge caramelize the sugar, toss on a berry garnish and dessert was served.

Crème Brûlée has always been a dessert that I swoon over. In my opinion there is nothing more simplistic that will wow a crowd and tantalize taste buds like Crème Brûlée. This one is no different, it will please your family and friends and make you look like a culinary rock star!

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White Chocolate Crème Brûlée


5 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 cups whipping cream
3 ounces white chocolate, imported finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar


1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees F.

2. Whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.

3. Bring cream and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar to simmer in heavy medium saucepan; reduce heat to low.

4. Gradually add chopped white chocolate to the cream mixture and whisk until smooth.

5. Gradually whisk the hot white chocolate mixture into yolk mixture, then whisk in vanilla.

6. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve, then ladle custard into four 10-oz custard cups (if you use 4 oz ramekins, it will fill about 7 of them).

7. Place the filled cups in large baking pan and add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups.

8. Bake at 300 degrees F until the custards are set in the center, about 1 hour.

9. Carefully remove the custards from water and let cool.

10. Cover (plastic wrap works fine) and refrigerate.

11. Just before serving, preheat the broiler.

12. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon sugar over each custard.

13. Broil until the sugar caramelizes, watching carefully, which will take about 2 minutes. Serve hot, or refrigerate up to 1 hour and serve cold.

from recipezaar

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  1. Kevin says:

    White chocolate creme brulee sounds so good!

  2. Jelli Bean says:

    Creme brulee is one of my absolute favorite desserts. Glad you posted this and reminded me to get with it and pop one of these into the oven, stat! I like the white chocolate idea, I've never tried that before, but I will be now!

  3. Elenaki says:

    Great! I was going to make a creme brulee tomorrow for my guests. But a creme brulee with white chocolate sounds even better – I love both!
    Can I ask you something?
    If I take 25% cream will it be ok, or it has to be heeeeavy? I always do it with 40% cream, but I am trying to think about my waist now.

  4. lisamichele says:

    I ADORE white chocolate (used to gnaw on the white bunnies too!) and I LOVE creme brulee. To sum it up, I'm in deep love with your gorgeous creme brulle tarts. Bookmarked :)

  5. Eliana says:

    Creme Brulee is indeed an impresive dessert and it's sooooo easy to make. Yours looks like it achieved the perfect top as well. Bravo.

  6. Smitten Sugar says:

    Oh my yumm!! I will definitly have to try this one! I bought a torch and just havent had a chance to use it. I think I found a recipe to try out!!

  7. sherri says:

    This creation is absolutely beautiful. If it tastes half as good as it looks…then I think I'm gonna' need a larger pant size!

  8. Maria says:

    What an elegant dessert!

  9. Deeba @Passionate About Baking says:

    Oh this sounds over-the-top delicious Michelle…very very nice! can imagine the luxury the white chocolate adds to the brulee. Time for a torch…sigh!

  10. Jhonny walker says:

    you know..any time I here creme brulee– i remember my best friends wedding :) now I know how to make it.
    Thanks a lot