Alternate for September 30

I am going to give the option of doing an alternate recipe in lieu of the Creme Brulee.  I personally do not own a butane torch, and I think its iffy putting it under the broiler. So, if you do not own a torch and would rather do a “rewind”, feel free. Check out the completed TWD recipes and pick one that you have not completed. If you are brave and want to try the broiler instructions, may the force be with you.

Bake on!

~laurie

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19 thoughts on “Alternate for September 30

  1. YAY!!! Thanks for doing this – I can’t wait to sort through the old ones and do a rewind. I bet I can find something that will work well for either Rosh Hashana dinner or Operation Baking Gals :-)

  2. Yea I didn’t think I was going to get around to doing this because I’m at school (butane torch on campus? perhaps not haha) We do have a broiler, but I don’t have my ramekins, so thank you for the rewind option!

  3. Thank you! I was definitely going to skip this since I don’t have a torch, or an appropriate “broiler safe” dish. Now I can rewind!! Perfect chance to try an old recipe I missed!

  4. Whew! I have to say, I’m slightly relieved! I have always wanted to try creme brulee, but maybe not this time….sorry Dorie!! I had to miss out on the creme puff ring, which I was really bummed out about, so I think I’ll go back and try that one!!

  5. Oh, thanks Laurie for the option! Now I’m conflicted. I was going to attempt the broiler and had picked out my variation from Dorie’s list, but I’m pretty nervous about the whole broiler-with-ice-bath experience. So now I will have to do some thinking…

  6. Yay! I was afraid I’d have to pass on this one – I don’t own a torch, am afraid of the broiler method, and quite frankly, I can’t see me and my 6 year old eating a big ol creme brulee! :)

  7. I agree with Briget that you don’t need a torch from the kitchen store (the torch and refill can be kinda expensive) – you can go to your local hardware store and get a propane torch (and the flame is much more powerful). I’ve used both and find the “industrial” one much easier to use and gets the job done faster. And I’d keep it in a safe place in your garage.

  8. Does anyone know if the (relatively) inexpensive torches that come in “Creme Brulee Sets” at places like Linens & Things and Bed, Bath and Beyond are worth a darn? Both places have “sets” that include a small torch with four creme brulee dishes for about twenty bucks. I am thinking about making the splurge, unless someone out there has experience with one of these things and can tell me that it’s a useless piece of junk. I am thinking that it might indeed be junk, since the torches that I see at chef supply stores seem to run $35 and up. Any thoughts?

  9. Thanks CB!! In that case, I’ll probably give one of these sets a try. It sounds like one of these sets should be more than adequate for very occasional creme brulee making. The rewind is SO tempting, as I am new to TWD and missed a lot of great recipes, but honestly, if I don’t make creme brulee now, when I have some kind of an excuse to do it, I probably never will.

    Thanks again!

  10. I’m visiting my sister for her birthday. It would be a bad present to burn her house down so I will pass on recipes with fire. Interestingly, her recipe for Bubbe’s Apple Cake is on her counter. So I guess I am meant to bake the Russian Grandmother’s Apple Pie-Cake.

  11. Thank you for giving us the option, I’ll need to have a think about this. I really would love to make creme brulee, but I don’t have a torch. It will probably be a rewind recipe for me. :)

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