At a friend's birthday part the other night, I was asked what I would like to do before I die. One thing and one thing only. So there, with wine in one hand and a sharpie in another I made my choice quickly and soundly. Make crème brûlée from scratch. This is not a difficult dish and I do have the required cooking accessories (including a mini-blow torch). It's cream, sugar, vanilla and all things delicious and simple. So what is it about this dish that has illuded me? I have no idea. I had said a while ago that it was my cooking Mount Everest. Since then I've put it off and put it off.
So here I am, realizing it's something I want to do and have all the ability in the world to do. I just need an occasion, right. Because after all this talk, I can't just make this for a regular Tuesday night or something. So I resolve to make this dish for my housewarming party...whenever I do find a suitable and affordable house to buy. I'm in the process of house searching now and resolve that once I move in and have friends over, crème brûlée is the first thing I'm making!
Then I'll have to get another "thing to do before I die"...challenge accepted.