Thursday, March 11, 2010

Green Tea Creme Brulee

I love Creme Brulee....Like take a bath in it - love it...I'm not playing around.

So if I can create some different versions of it I will do it just for the chance to "test" my recipes...
I'm also a big fan of Green Tea ice cream. So I put the two together for my Oscar party last Sunday and found a recipe I would really try again...

And hey, if I can get some anti-oxidants in there with a little caffeine as well, its all gravy in my book.

Green Tea Creme Brulee

1 extra-large egg
4 extra-large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for each serving
3 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
2-3 tea bags of Green Tea

Directions
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Whisk the egg, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of the sugar together until just combined. While, you scald the cream in a small saucepan make sure you have the green tea bags in the cream and keep there until it's very hot to the touch but not boiled. Remove the green tea bags and make sure to squeeze any excess liquid into the cream. Slowly add the cream to the eggs as you whisk them together. Add the vanilla and orange liqueur and pour into 6 to 8-ounce ramekins (or use oven appropriate teacups!) until almost full.

Place the ramekins/teacups in a baking pan and carefully pour boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins/teacups. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the custards are set when gently shaken. Remove the custards from the water bath, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate until firm.

To serve, spread 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly on the top of each ramekin and put under the broiler for a minute until the caramelized sugar hardens.

3 comments:

  1. A very nice recipe. I love the idea fo flavoring cream brulee and green tea makes for a great combination :-). Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I heart green tea! What a stellar combination. Pierre from Little Hungry Heart said that if you switch to green tea, you add 12 years to your life expectancy! Cheers to a long life :)

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  3. I love creme brulee and I love green tea but I've never thought of combining the two, thanks for the recipe!

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