Hello, all! I just had a bride ask me for a creme brulee filling. Does anybody have a recipe, or any advice to share? I appreciate it!
Well, Creme Brulee literally translated is Burned Cream. It's a custard desert that has sugar poured on top, then a blow torch is used to melt the sugar, giving it a hard candy like crust. So to have a creme brulee filling is really an impossibility. I'm sure you could get a similar flavor by just a vanilla creme filling.
A vanilla custard/pastry creme filling with a dark caramel swirl is a close mock creme brulee flavored filling.
Thanks, Tara. I was thinking of using pastry cream as well, but I like your idea of a caramel swirl added to it! Now I guess I just need to figure out how to get the right consistency for the caramel...
Don't bother trying to get the crunch of creme brulee in a cake filling... you'd need a lab and a chemistry degree for that lol. If you add hard carmelized sugar to the cake filling, it will absorb moisture from the pastry cream and get soft... just go for the flavor of creme brulee with a soft but dark caramel swirled in