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Classic French Crème Brûlée

  Crème brûlée is my comfort dessert. Super easy to make with ingredients we always have in our kitchen. Crème brûlée is a French dessert consisting of a rich and soft custard made with cream and yolks and topped with a crispy layer of caramelized sugar. It is super easy to prepare, you only need 4 basic ingredients and it takes only few minutes to prepare. Let's get started.    Makes 4 servings Ingredients:4 tbsp sugar for caramelizing the top6 egg yolk room temperature1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar Tools:Blow torch4 ramekins (8oz) Process: Preheat oven to 300F In a medium bowl hand whisk the egg yolk and vanilla until thick. Do not over whisk. Only until creamy.  Place whipping...

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Spiced Wine Poached Pears

  Photographer: Orphee Okito These spiced pears are poached in what you would think of a a mulled wine. Red Wine Poached Pears are a classic French dessert. It’s such a simple dessert, yet delightfully flavorful and very elegant and impressive. They have a great balance of sweet, spice and fruity flavors, and the deep red color turns this into a beautiful centerpiece dessert too. The French used it as a way to consume fruits that were not ripening to their liking on the tree; this way the fruit would not go to waste. By combining peeled pears with wine and a bouquet of spices, the people of the region were able to maximize their harvest while creating a dish that highlights the fruit's...

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Eggnog Panna Cotta with Wine Poached Pear

Happy holidays! What better way to spread some joy around the dinner table with a lovely dessert. This Christmas I decided to turn it up a notch with an Italian dessert topped with a poached pear. This recipe does contain alcohol, but you can replace it with non-alcoholic red or white wine or apple juice. This recipe makes 2 glasses. If you want an even tone of alcohol taste feel free to leave out the rum in the panna cotta.  Panna Cotta: 1 tbs Rum (optional) 2 tbs cold water 2 1/4 tsp or 1 packet of powdered gelatin 2 cups eggnog  Poached Pear:1 bottle red wine (750 ml)1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise3/4 cups sugar1 vanilla bean4 pears1/2 tsp clove...

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