Last week one of my manager’s at the “fruit stand” gave me a kitchen torch! I had been wanting one for awhile and she said she had 3, so she kindly gave me one. So that weekend, while I was at Home Depot picking up a few things for the house, I purchased a can of butane. The first thing I wanted to try with my newly acquired torch was choclate creme brulee. I used this recipe as was impressed with the consistency and texture.
After chatting with Jaclyn, she recommended I coat the custard several thin layers of sugar, burning the sugar between each layer. This resulted in a thick “crust” and made the classic crunch noise when I hit it with a spoon. Delish.