Lemon creme brulee for a great Mother's Day dessert for two.
Ahhh, the month of May. We get Mother's Day, tulips, daffodils and Springtime all rolled into one month. It's a good time to be a Mama. And to celebrate your own Mama!
You know your Mama best, but no matter what, I really think she'd love this lemon creme brûlée. It's Springtime in a cute little ramekin, plus it's so fancy. Your Mom deserves it!
If it were me, I would make a little picnic for you and Mama, and pack the chilled lemon creme brulee for dessert. Toss the culinary torch in the picnic basket, and torch them on-site. (The sugar crust softens as it stands--torch creme brûlée just before serving, always).
This is the torch I use. I love it because it's tiny.
Mother's Day and Lemon Creme Brulee:
Last year was my first Mother's Day as a Mama, and it was everything I'd ever hoped for. I had a 2-week old infant who was nursing 'round the clock, but I snuck away to grocery shop alone. It was so glorious, even though I was only gone for 37 minutes.
The people at the market noticed I'd been missing for 2 weeks and welcomed me back, with my tired eyes and baggy Mom clothes. If I remember correctly, the check-out guy at Trader Joe's even gave me free flowers.
Now that my sweet little babe is ONE, I'm looking forward to a more relaxed Mother's Day this year. I want baby snuggles, lots of play time with my main girl, and I want to tickle her ribs until she has a laughing fit. It's the best.
I love my girl.
But I also love lemon desserts. Especially mini lemon layer cakes.
Plus, lemon cheesecake bars, and anything made with my microwave lemon curd. I wouldn't mind waking up to a small batch of lemon scones, too!
But mostly this lemon creme brulee. Mostly. Fine, I'll take all of the lemon desserts today!
Happy Mother's Day, Mamas! <3
Lemon Creme Brûlée
Two ramekins of creme brulee.
- 3 large egg yolks
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup sugar, plus 2 teaspoons
- zest from 1 small lemon
- In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream, ¼ cup sugar and lemon zest.
- Pour into the ramekins. Place the ramekins in a 8 or 9" square glass baking dish. Make a water bath for them to cook in by pouring 2 cups of very hot water into the dish, or enough to come up about ½" on the sides of the ramekins.
- Bake at 300° for 40-50 minutes. The custards are done when only the middle is slightly jiggly.
- Cool the custards in the water bath, then cover them with plastic wrap before moving them to the fridge for at least 8 hours.
- When ready to caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over each custard. Melt the sugar with the torch until it is browned and hard. Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 438mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 13g
Happy First Mother's Day! What a gorgeous time to have a baby. As a mother of 2 (grown) boys (and umpteen dogs, horses, etc.), I can tell you that all the people you meet will have opinions that are wrong for you. All the books (mostly written by men...what's with that?) are wrong for you. How did mothers raise their kids before all these things happened? They went with what worked for them, and that's just what you need to remember. If it feels right, go for it. Your little daughter will also let you know if it's not right for her, but that's not a worry...yet...enjoy!
Ah.. new mummy is here! I am dying to see her pictures!
I'll give this a try tomorrow, too bad my mom isn't here with me :(
Congratulations on being a new mom and your new daughter! Being a mom of three daughters myself, I know the feeling well! Enjoy her and Happy Mother's Day! P.S. - Love your blog!
I had to make chuckle at this because these are all the same thoughts/feelings right after having my son 10 months ago. I gained a new respect and love for all Mamas. It also made me wonder how Moms are mean to other Moms. We are all fighting the same battle and doing the best we can. We need too support each other. Oh and I also could not understand not knowing you were pregnant. How?!
I know you have have heard this a million times but ENJOY this time and don't feel guilty for not getting other stuff done. I remember thinking, if this all I do when he is a baby I will get nothing done and not have a life. So I pushed myself too hard and got so stressed in trying to do it all. Now I sit here with my teething 10 month old napping in my lap, which NEVER happens anymore so I am soakinng it in.
Cindy bagley says
Happy first Mothers Day. She is beautiful. Can't wait to try this. Love any thing lemon
Camille is absolutely perfect! Don't like anything people say through the Internet get you down. People that hide on the Internet behind rude comments are spineless! You will be a great Mom - take it one day at a time and enjoy it. Made the crème brulee last weekend. It was perfection. How do you think it would be with an orange?
Harriet Emily says
Wow wow wow! What a delicious looking & sounding creme brûlée! I've never tried a lemon version before, what an amazing creation! Also, a huge congratulations on being a new mum! I'm so happy for you! :)
Rulouri exterioare says
Made this treat for myself!!! I haven't made creme brulee in forever and forgot just how easy and special it is. Will keep this lemon version handy for sure.