Menus >Quirky >Vinatics

 
 

December Vinatics

 
Amazing December menu for Vinatics with some beautiful wine.
 

Gorgonzola crème brûlée

A really interesting and wonderful dish.
 
gorgonzola creme brulee

Recipe from: December 2011
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 500
    ml
    cream
  • 200
    ml
    full cream milk
  • 6
    jumbo egg yolks
  • 100
    g
    walnuts
  • 100
    g
    castor sugar
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place the cream, milk and gorgonzola in a pot and heat slowly.
Make sure not to boil, just take it off as small bubbles start to form.
Take it off the heat.
Whisk the egg yolks in a clean bowl until light yellow and thick.
Pour (through a sieve) a tiny splash of cream into the egg yolks whisking all the time to warm them a little - you don't want scrambled eggs!
Then pour the rest very slowly, whisking all the time until it is well combined.
Pour into small ramekins (I used little sake cups) and place in a deep baking tray.
Place the tray onto the oven shelf and then pour in the hot water. (It's easier as you don't want to walk with a huge tray of hot water.
Bake for 20 mins.
The time will vary with the size of your ramekins/cups so be sure to check.
They should be just set and slightly wobbly in the centre.
Take them out ad cool. Then place in the fridge.

For the caramelised nuts:
Make caramel with 100g sugar and 100ml water.
Let the sugar melt into the water and then simmer until it forms a caramel.
As it starts to turn a light golden, take it off the heat.
Throw in the nuts and twirl to cover with the caramel.
Lay them out on some greaseproof paper to dry.
Once they have cooled, chop them up roughly to make a loose praline.

To serve: Sprinkle the tops of the brulées with the praline and serve on a plate with a cucumber and celery ribbon salad and melba toasts.



 

 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
White pepper
Use white pepper when making pale, creamy sauces or clear stock because it won't discolour the sauce.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 
/Food

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 

Today's Easy Weekday Meal

 
Monday
Lemon, coriander and mushroom pasta
Earthy, rich flavours come to the fore in this simple meat-free meal.
Prep time:  10 min
Cooking time:  15 min
See this week's meals
 
 
 

Restaurants

 
Nu Health Food Cafe ( Green Point)

Experience natural goodness and embrace the healthier you at the new Nü Health Food Café.

  • The Oak Leaf
    Beautiful venue and lovely staff but so sadly let down by their food and horridly ove...
  • Caffe Fresco Benmore Gardens (Sandton)
    Great service from the waiters and delicious food yet racist managers and with a nerv...
  • The Oak Leaf
    I recently attended the Oak Leaf for a private function. The venue is lovely but that...
 

Find a restaurant

 
 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Top 20 health books for 2014

Start eating and living a healthy lifestyle using guidelines and tips from these top health cookbooks. Shop now!

Up to 20% off Russell Hobbs coffee machines

Listen up coffeeholics, save up to 20% on Russell Hobbs coffee machines at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mellerware Vision Glass Cordless Kettle now R299

This neatly shaped glass kettle is presented with a beautiful blue light and stainless steel trimmings and offers attractive design and functionality to your kitchen area. Now R299. Buy now!

Food steamers

Eat healthy with our range of food steamers. Shop now!

Jamie Oliver homeware

Knife sets, blenders, steamers, frying pans and so much more. Shop now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.