It’s done, it’s over. I just finished my week-long B-day celebrations…I turned 40 and I capped off the week with having some good friends over for a barbecue.
The day (and food) all turned out well but I’m a bit tired from my Saturday night hearty imbibing!
I’m glad I chose foods that I were familiar with and dishes that could be made ahead or not too time consuming.
I chose to give my guests some Creme Caramel for dessert. I can’t say the greeks invented it but it’s surely in the greek repetoire of food.
Creme Caramel (12 – 3 inch Ramekins)
- 5 cups scalded milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 200 g sugar
- 4 eggs
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Put the eggs and the 1 cup of sugar in a stainless steel bowl and mix them. Put the milk in a small saucepan and add your vanilla. Over a medium-high heat, bring the milk to just below a boil. Remove it from the heat. Pour the milk over the egg mixture stirring while you do so. Mix well. Let the mixture cool.
- Meanwhile, make your caramel. Put the sugar (200 gr) and the water in a small non-stick pan over a high heat. Wait until the sugar caramelizes and turns a nut-brown colour (colour of a penny). Remove the pan from the heat and pour a small amount of the caramel into the bottom of each ramekin. Allow it to set.
- Pour the custard mix over the caramel in each ramekin. Cook in a bain-marie filled half way with water. When cooked let the creme caramel rest in the refrigerator over night, then unmold them by running a knife around the edge, placing the plate on top then inverting the custard onto the plate.
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