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creme brulee with lemon and lime shorties

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Recipe by
Jennifer Ellis
Pace, FL

This is from my new cook book, given to me by one of my very good friends, Kirsty, "Hostess with the Mostess

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients For creme brulee with lemon and lime shorties

  • 2 1/2 c
    heavy (double) cream
  • 1
    vanilla bean, split
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 c
    all pourpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1
    each, grated peel of lemon and lime
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter

How To Make creme brulee with lemon and lime shorties

  • 1
    Heat the cream with the vanilla bean until it reaches boiling point. Whisk the egg yolks with the granulated sugar and pour the mixture over the hot cream
  • 2
    Stir the mixture over a low heat until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, Strain into a pitcher, then pour into six ramekins.
  • 3
    Stand the ramekins in a roasting pan half full of water and cook in a preheated oven, 300 F, for 1 hour, Let cool, then chill for at least 3 hours. Just before serving, dust thickly with confectioners' sugar. Place the ramekins Under a preheated broiler for 3-4 minutes.
  • 4
    Make the shorties while the creme brulees are baking: mix together the flour, cornstarch, sugar and lemon and lime peel. Rub in the butter, then bring the crumbs together to form a smooth ball. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and stamp out 12-14 rounds with a 3 inch cookie cutter.
  • 5
    Place on a nonstick cookie sheet and cook in a preheated oven 325 F. for 20 min until goldent. Let cool until crisp and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

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