Monday, May 01, 2006


When Indira announced this month's event based on mangoes, I was excited.

One of my favs came to mind.... sweet mango chutney! But I figured someone else may have done it, and probably done it better. I had made this mango crisp earlier in the month, and it was fabulous, but I wanted to try something new.

Just this week I bought ceramic ramekins and I was eager to try them out on something. So, that's it! Mango Creme Brulee!!

No, I've never made creme brulee before, but how hard could it be? Armed with my overconfidence that I dont really 'need' to follow a recipe, I concocted this one- a conglomerate of several I saw online.... But not before struggling with the question of whether to puree the mango or make small bits and pour the custard over them. I went with the puree.

1c heavy cream
1c whole milk
4egg yolks
1/3 c (a little more) sugar
1 ripe mango
vanilla extract
pinch of salt
pinch of chili powder(yes, I'm that daring)

*Oh, how I was tempted to infuse ginger into the boiled milk! I resisted this urge because I know if I screw up this creme brulee on my first try I may never make it again, so didnt want to risk it.*

Oven preheated to 300

1. Take 4 eggs from fridge and bring to room temperature.
2. Peel and chop the mango.
3. Fight over who gets to suck the pit.
4. Puree the mango in mixie or food processor till smooth.
5. If you want to be a purist, you can also take the pains to strain the pulp. I did this because I thought it will make the finished product smoother. I spared no effort for you, my blog friends!
6.Separate the egg white and yolk(Use the whites for something, I dont know, maybe an omelette) Again, if you are nit-picky, you can remove the little white strands attached to the yolks. Yes, I did.


Anonymous Indira said...

So, how was the end result? Did the creme brulee meet your expectations?

Looks fabulous. Thanks Yum, for participating in this JFI-Mango Event.

May 01, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger archana said...

Your creme brulee looks wonderful, no one will ever guess that u made it for the first time !!!!
Well done

May 02, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger RP said...

Hey, you can use those egg whites to make an egg white pudding. Mix them with sugar, and maybe vanilla, and bake it in another ramekin along with the creme brulee. Not as yummy as creme brulee, but its good. Thats what I did.
Your creme brulee looks beautiful with a nice brown on the top.

May 02, 2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger yum said...

Oops, I realized my posting had gotten cut off. oh well.

Indira: Actually I feel I did something wrong, because the texture was too fluffy and maybe undercooked.

Archanat: Thanks! :)

RP: Sounds good, will try that next time.

May 10, 2006 12:55 PM  
Anonymous lauren said...

I tried making a "Mango Brulee With Pine Nuts" tonight and it really didn't work at all. I'm guessing because the only ingredients were brown sugar, pine nuts, mangoes and low-fat sour cream? It's an American Heart Association recipe. That have some fabulous recipes...But for some reason this wasn't a creme brulee at all. Do you think a mango brulee is just not meant to be a mango creme brulee? That's waht I'm guessing.

June 04, 2006 3:04 AM  

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