National Crème Brûlée Day on July 27th presents an opportunity to enjoy a mouth-watering custard for dessert. Since there are several flavors, don’t miss out!
Crème brûlée is also known as burnt cream, crema Catalana, and Trinity crème. The dessert consists of a rich custard base. The custard is then topped with a contrasting layer of caramelized sugar. Chefs achieve this final layer by using a small propane torch.
While vanilla is the most common custard base of crème brûlée, the dessert comes in a range of other flavors. Coffee, citrus, nut, chocolate, and other fruit flavors find their way on to menus frequently. However, other unique flavorings such as green tea, lavender, liqueurs, and even savory crème brûlée add an interesting finish to any meal.
The earliest known reference of crème brûlée, as we know it today, appears in Francois Massialot’s 1691 cookbook.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If making a crème brûlée at home, follow the recipe precisely. Don’t make any substitutions. Here is a crème brûlée recipe for you to make and share. Or, invite a friend to join you at your favorite restaurant. Post on social media using #NationalCremeBruleeDay.
Source: National Day Calendar