posted by Mimi Hiller 11-20-98 3:01 PM
Robin Ringo's recipe
Tangerine Creme Brulee a'la Hitching Post
3 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup half and half
6 tablespoons sugar
6 egg yolks*
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tangerine (or orange)
Heat the cream and half n half just to the simmer. Remove the zest from the tangerine and place it in the cream. Let it steep for about 1/2 hour. Squeeze in about 1 tablespoon of the juice.
Beat the egg yolks until light and pour the hot cream over them whisking the entire time. Add the vanilla and strain the mixture though a fine sieve.
Fill ramekins with the mixture, place them in a large baking dish and fill the dish with hot water to a depth of 1 inch. Bake for about 40 minutes at 300 degrees or until the custards are set. They will continue cooking after you remove them, so they can still have a small amount of movement in the center.
Sift the brown sugar and place a light coating over each ramekin. Either place under your broiler or, use a propane torch until the sugar has melted.
6 -8 servings
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