CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMEGRANATE TWIST

CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMMEGRANATE TWIST

Happy last-Friday-of-August everyone! I can’t believe that it’s almost September. This summer have flow by faster than ever, but I guess thats good. It means that I have been busy living the high life and not counting days as I tend to do in November. The weather here is amazing right now and I think every Swede is trying to savor every last bit of it before we move on to the darker (and cooler, huh) months.

I’ve had such a great week. I have managed to check off basically everything I’ve procrastinated this summer to be able to start on a clean sheet this autumn. I also celebrated my 25th birthday with being spoiled by my family and friends. They sure know how to make me feel so special, an let me tell you, that birthday ice-cream I got almost killed me being so tasty. I opted for the vanilla bean and lemon sorbet and it was amazing. I also have a tapas-dinner and a wedding to look forward to this weekend so I think I can manage to continue this week on the same note.

CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMMEGRANATE TWIST

CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMMEGRANATE TWIST

Crème brûlée is one of my absolute favorite desserts. The simplicity of the creamy, vanilla base and the caramelized sugar is just unbeatable to me. However, I really wanted to put a twist on a classic recipe to switch it up a bit and the recipe worked out so great! The pomegranate juice in the caramel transforms it from just being sweet to having a fruity hint and the seeds on top gives it freshness to cut through the heavy cream base.

Ingredients
500 ml heavy cream
100 ml milk
5 egg yolks
90 g sugar
1 vanilla bean 

1 pomegranate (seeds and juice separated)
120 g sugar 

Classic crème brûlée w/ a pomegranate twist
Start with preheating the oven to 95 degrees. Then whisk together the cream, milk and egg yolks. Split the vanilla bean into two, scrape out the seeds and mix them with a small portion of the sugar before mixing it and the rest of the sugar in with the egg-mixture. Make sure not to whisk to vigorously so too much air is added into the mixture. 

Fill the mixture into small ramekins and place them into a larger baking pan or a roasting pan with higher edges. Put the baking pan into the oven and then carefully, without getting water into the mixture pour water into the bigger baking pan just until the ramekins are covered halfway. Bake for about 2-3 hours. The crème brûlée is finished when there is just a slight wobble in the middle. When finished – cool them down in the fridge until completely cold.

Pomegranate caramel
Pour the sugar and 5 tbs of the pomegranate juice into a pan on a medium heat. Allow to melt and caramelize without stirring (swirl the pan around to make sure everything is melting evenly). When the sugar have turned a reddish-amber color pour it out onto a baking paper and let cool down before blitzing up the caramel into a powder. 

Assembly
Take out the crème brûlées out of the fridge, dust a thin layer on top and melt it with a torch or under the broiler. Repeat if you want the caramel layer to be thicker. Serve with some pomegranate seeds on top. 

CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMMEGRANATE TWISTCLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE w/ A POMMEGRANATE TWIST

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the pomegranate twist. Looks so good! (:

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved the fruity twist, made it so much fresher!

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  2. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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  3. OMW, i wanted to dig into my computer screen and have that creme brulee. it looks so deliciously tasty and beautiful. Funny, I have never yet made this classic dessert, but I do love it. Guess, I will have to make it now. Have a great week, and well done for getting all your stuff done before Autumn. 🙂

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    1. Haha, I´m not sure that would have given you an accurate taste-experience. Maybe with a bit of a metallic aftertaste? 😉 It so easy to make, sure it takes a bit of time in the oven but then it’s a perfect moment for some oven-television and a good book whilst waiting 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and hope your week will be great! xx

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  4. sarahgiebens says:

    This is incredible! Stunning and without a doubt so delicious. Pinned and saved for later 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Let me know how you got on with it if you decide to give it a try! 🙂

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  5. Jhuls says:

    I am just thinking of making creme brulee this weekend and I am glad that I found one with a twist. I am saving the recipe for later. 😉

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    1. Oh. I rally hope you will enjoy it! xx

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  6. Creme brulee is my favorite and I love your little twist on it. Gotta get myself one of those torches. They’re kinda badass. Thanks for joining us at #SaucySautrdays.

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    1. Thank you! haha, yeah. Have to love a kitchen gadget that instantly transforms you into a girl boss!

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