Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Creme Brulee & Quintuple Chocolate Brownies -- Tuesdays with Dorie




I don't have a lot to say this week, I do not like eggy desserts so only had a half a teaspoon taste of the creme brulee, but my kids enjoyed it! Even though I am not a fan of creme brulee I do have a creme brulee set with a mini torch, it was a gift from someone who knows I like foodie stuff but didn't know I wasn't a fan of this particular foodie treat, really one of those gifts that falls into the category of "it's the thought that counts" :) I'm glad I finally got to use my little creme brulee set thanks to the very sweet Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake , who picked this week's TWD recipe.



My little sweetheart with her creme brulee, she wasn't quite sure about it at first, but ended up enjoying it :)



I made the Quintuple Chocolate Brownies as a part of my attempt to complete all of the TWD recipes I missed before I joined last summer and thought I'd post them along with the creme brulee. Dorie suggests salted cashews or peanuts in these brownies and I made the mistake of going with peanuts because I had some on hand. They really ruined these brownies for me, I think I got a bad batch of peanuts because I am a peanut fan and like pretty much anything in a brownie but these just clashed so much with the sophisticated taste that I think the brownies were trying for. I think that the best nut choice for these brownies would have been macadamia nuts, but probably even better to just leave the nuts off so you can really enjoy the deep chocolate flavors.

13 comments:

CB said...

Bummer you weren't a fan but awesome job doing it anyways along with a rewind too! I have those brownies on my rewind list too. After seeing yours I think I need to bake these up soon! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Elra said...

I am the opposite Andrea, I love creme brulee. I can eat 2 of them in one sitting, seriously!
You little Miss "M" is so adorable!

Prudy said...

Oh- the peepers on your little girl! She's just so pretty.
Your creme brulee looks great. I don't eat a ton of it either, since I like a hearty texture, even on desserts. Sorry the brownies and creme brulee weren't your favorites. Guess what I'm making today???? Those cookies!

Lori said...

awww.....your daughter is so beautiful! that's a great photo of her eating the creme brulee.

Cathy said...

Your little girl is gorgeous, Andrea! That is so fun that she liked the creme brulee. I'm glad that you finally got to use your torch set. I know that this isn't your favorite dessert, but it sure looks great! The brownies look wonderful as well (sorry the peanuts didn't work out) -- much as I liked the creme brulee, I will choose "quintuple chocolate" anything over creme brulee any day of the week.

Engineer Baker said...

It looks like your daughter enjoyed them at least! And the quintuple chocolate brownies - now that's one I really need to catch up on.

1freshstart said...

Dude. That's a lot of chocolate! Personally, I'd take the creme brulee and leave you with the brownies. I should find a OBHA way to make creme brulee this weekend.
~Cat

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm glad that your kids liked the crème brûlée, even if it wasn't to your taste. Those brownies look fabulous!

Flourchild said...

Your brulee and your brownies look wonderful.. It looks like your daughter thinks so too!

Christine said...

Sorry you weren't a fan but it looks like your little one enjoyed it! Kudos to you on the rewind I really need to get on that and play catch up!

Jaime said...

glad you tried the recipe even though you are not a fan of custard dessert! those brownies look to die for!

n.o.e said...

Great job on both, you overachiever, you! Love seeing your sweetie - so cute!

I made the quintuple choc brownies on a previous rewind - half with nuts and half without. I used cashews, because I'm not a fan of peanuts + chocolate. The half without the nuts were better! I used macadamia's for the chocolate chunkers and they are a pretty good match for the chocolate.

Nancy

pinkstripes said...

I'll eat your creme brulee for you! :P

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