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For today’s Did You Know we will look at Creme Brulee fun facts.
The Facts: Creme Brulee (also known as burnt cream, crema catalana, or Trinity cream) is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. It is normally served at room temperature.
- The earliest known reference to crème brûlée as it is known today appears in François Massialot‘s 1691 cookbook.
- July 21st is National Creme Brulee Day.
- In the early eighteenth century, the dessert was called “burnt cream” in English.
- Crème brûlée is usually served in individual ramekins. Discs of caramel may be prepared separately and put on top just before serving, or the caramel may be formed directly on top of the custard, immediately before serving. To do this, sugar is sprinkled onto the custard, then caramelized under a salamander broiler or with a blow torch.
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Creme Brulee.