Thursday, October 13, 2011
Get Your Jelly On! Day 13 - McSteamy (Steamed Rosemary Creme Brulee)
I love how my friends rally around me for this 30-day challenge.
After the initial..."you're crazy" statements, they start sharing ideas and recipes.
Take for instance, LH whom I met last weekend over some Yemeni food.
She was raving on about a steamed creme brulee recipe she had just picked up in Singapore.
Sounded darn interesting, hence I decided to give it a try.
The original recipe had a rosemary flavour but I understand it was tweaked to a lavender version.
Since I didn't have any lavender buds, I decided that I'll raid my rosemary plant. It's strange as the rosemary is the only plant doing well.
Just goes to show how "green" my thumbs are when it comes to plants.
Despite the weird combination, I must admit the rosemary flavour is rather light and slightly floral.
I did love the creme brulee, a rich creamy one with a light texture. Thanks LH! You're the best.
And don't forget it works well with the pretty Royal Selangor pewter moulds holding it. Now I wonder what the Grey's Anatomy fans will say to its nickname.
Steamed Rosemary Creme Brulee (Makes for 2 moulds)
1 teaspoon rosemary
70g caster sugar
4 egg yolks
Bring the cream to boil over a low fire. Add rosemary and leave for 15 minutes to infuse. Meanwhile, beat the sugar and egg yolks together. Strain the hot milk and pour a little to egg yolk mixture to temper (whisk in). Add egg yolk mixture into hot milk and whisk to combine. Pour into moulds. Cover top with foil. Steam over low heat for 10 minutes or until the middle no longer wobbles. Cool. Chill for 4-5 hours. Remove from the refrigerator. Sprinkle a layer of sugar on top. Blow torch until it browns. Eat immediately.
Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website.