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Not T&T...yet: Cheat's Yoghurt & White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

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Posted to Thread #30592 at 10:41 pm on Nov 16, 2018

I'm reading a new book: Modern Baking by Donna Hay (Australian baker extraordinaire) and the book is divided into sections:
caramel, toffee and coffee
sugar and spice
fruit and berries
milk and cream

Each section has lovely photographed recipes, followed by a smaller section of quickie or cheat recipes...usually 3-4 ingredients tops to simulate a familiar dessert.

The one I'm going to try is her rift on Crème Brûlée. Now my benchmark is pretty high for this: its CI's version with 4 cups of heavy cream and 12 egg yolks. Ya...they could have just called it Crème Brûlée Cholesterol Plug, but it's perfect.

CI's version is approximately 550 calories per serving (and requires a bain marie cooking method) while Hay's yoghurt-based one is 350 calories and gets popped in the refrigerator. I just bought Fage (full fat) whole yogurt and Lindt white chocolate bar to try it out (that last one was a bugger to find). However I'm dealing with an upset stomach right now so I'll hold off testing until I feel better.

180 grams white chocolate, finely chopped
1.5 C (420 grams) Greek-style (thick) yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
white (granulated) sugar for sprinkling and caramelizing.

Melt the chocolate with 1/2 cup of the yogurt. Allow to cool for 2 minutes. Fold in the rest of the yogurt and divide into four 1/2 C ramekins. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Right before serving, sprinkle with sugar and torch until sugar melts and turns golden.


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