Crème Brulée With Chocolate
5 egg yolks, room temperature
½ cup, plus 2 T., sugar, divided
2 cups whipping cream
1 T. pure vanilla extract
2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped, divided
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large bowl, whisk egg yolks and ½ cup sugar. In small, heavy saucepan, heat cream to a simmer over low heat. Add to yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Add vanilla, whisk to blend and set aside.
Divide the chocolate among four ¾-cup ramekins. Ladle cream mixture over chocolate. To prepare hot water bath, place ramekins in baking dish and carefully add enough hot water to rise halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake until center sets, about 55 minutes. Remove ramekins from water bath and cool. Cover and chill overnight.
Preheat broiler. Sprinkle ½ T. sugar over top of each chilled ramekin. Broil until sugar melts and browns slightly, about 2 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Bernice Duletski, Capital Electric Cooperative member