Under the wire…
January 30, 2014
My first post of the New Year included a little promise or challenge to myself
…to actually make some of those nifty crafts and recipes I keep pinning on Pinterest.
I already shared my crafty pin with the thrift store up-cycled cake stands I made.
With tomorrow being the last day of the month,
I needed to choose something to cook from my 175 recipe pins.
And I got to use my jewelry torch…that is actually a kitchen torch,
meant for making Creme Brûlée and never used for its original purpose.
That is, until today!
This will not be a ‘how-to’ make this yummy dessert,
just a quick photo to say, “I made it!”
And I tasted it, too! Absolutely delicious and so creamy,
with a satisfying crunch from the caramelized sugar topping.
The recipe I used can be found on the Cook’s Illustrated site.
I did get a membership because I enjoy their recipes so much.
recipe that’s close. However, I used a split vanilla bean, instead of vanilla extract. And speaking of torches…this little beauty arrived in the mail this afternoon, too.
After I torched the Creme Brûlée. It’s been highly recommended in some jewelry blogs
as a step up from the smaller kitchen torch. This one screws into a butane canister,
so you don’t have to refill a torch, which is awesome. It’s got more oomph in the heat too.
Less than $25 on Amazon…and the most amazing thing happened…
I ordered it yesterday and it arrived today! How do they do that??
Adding this excellent
youtube video of a demo on how to use this torch. Are you using any new toys on your jewelry bench?
Or what’s the top tool or gadget on your wish list?