How to Eat Creme Brulee
Before you learn how to eat crÃ¨me brulee, you must first learn, what exactly crÃ¨me brulee is and how it originated and became popular like the way it is to this day. CrÃ¨me brulee is basically a French delicacy, a sweet food item, which literally means âburnt creamâ. This is a rich dessert which is made with custard. The topping of the custard is a hard caramel, which forms a hard contrasting layer above the soft and light colored custard.
Origin of crÃ¨me brulee
The exact origin of this French dessert is still unknown. However, the earliest reference to this dish has been found in a 1961 cookbook, which was written by FranÃ§ois Massialot. In 1731, crÃ¨me brulee got a new name âcrÃ¨me anglaiseâ and later in the 18th century, the English term for this French dessert was coined as âburnt creamâ.
Eating crÃ¨me brulee in different flavors
Generally, people prefer eating crÃ¨me brulee after flavoring the custard with vanilla. This is called the classic crÃ¨me brulee. However, these days the modern chefs are using their own culinary creativities to whip up this french dessert in different flavors. So, now besides eating vanilla crÃ¨me brulee, you will also know how to eat crÃ¨me brulee in different other flavors like orange, lemon, chocolate, fruit, coffee, rosemary, liqueurs and so on.
Some tips on how to eat crÃ¨me brulee
One popular sister of crÃ¨me brulee is crema catalana or Catalan cream. This is the Catalan crÃ¨me brulee which is traditionally eaten on Saint Joseph's Day. If you are willing to discover how to eat crÃ¨me brulee on this special Catalan occasion, then cook the custard, flavored with orange zest, cinnamon or lemon, like it is traditionally done, and then, eat it cold. CrÃ¨me brulee is traditionally eaten cold. However, if you want to explore how to eat crÃ¨me brulee in different ways, then, I would also suggest you to try out hot crÃ¨me brulee, like they eat it in North America.Usually, this custard dessert is served in ramekins or small to medium sized custard cups. You just have to scoop out the creamy dessert in small portions and relish it. This delicious dessert is best savored after a French meal for lunch or dinner.
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