Yesterday I shared my review for Andrea Jourdan's 150 Best Desserts in a Jar. If you didn't get a chance to read it, you can find my review, and a recipe for Peach and Mango Parfaits, here. I really liked the sounds of almost all of these recipes, and couldn't just share one for you to try!
The second recipe I chose to share with you was a Burnt Orange Creme Brulee. Creme brulee has always been one of my favourite desserts. This is a great twist on the classic that I'm used to!
Burnt Orange Creme Brulee
Burnt Orange Crème Brûlée, page 59
The best crème brûlée I ever tasted was at the now defunct but still memorable Léon de Lyon restaurant in France. I could never reproduce the exact texture and, unfortunately, was never allowed to learn their secret. After years of trying to create the perfect crème brûlée, I finally came up with a recipe that I like enough to share. As for Léon’s crème brûlée — well, it might just have been the sweet Muscat wine I drank with it that made it taste so good.
Excerpted from 150 Best Desserts in a Jar by Andrea Jourdan © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca May not be reprinted without publisher permission. Credit for photos: Philip Jourdan