Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee

From Nov 2014 Cooking Light: A splash of nutty amaretto adds an extra layer of elegance to the milk chocolate in this decadently creamy dessert. If you don't own a kitchen blowtorch, simply sprinkle the chilled ramekins evenly with sugar and place on a baking sheet; broil close to heat source for 1 to 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized.

Photo by Shelly H.
Adapted from myrecipes.com

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Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups whole milk

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 2

    large egg yolks

  • 1

    tablespoon amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2

    tablespoons superfine sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300°. 2. Bring milk, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and salt to a simmer in a medium, heavy saucepan (do not boil). Remove pan from heat; add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, eggs, and egg yolks in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in liqueur and vanilla. Divide mixture evenly among 6 (4-ounce) ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 300° for 50 minutes or until center barely moves when ramekin is touched. Remove ramekins from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. 3. Sift 2 tablespoons superfine sugar evenly over custards. Holding a kitchen blowtorch about 2 inches from top of each custard, heat sugar, moving torch back and forth until sugar is completely melted and caramelized (about 1 minute). Serve immediately.

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