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Matcha Creme Brulé


This is just a quick post to let you know that our G2Kitchen Spring Issue is on line! Unfortunately we won’t translate it into English this time, even though you can enjoy the freshest pictures we have gathered! I wrote about fresh and quick lunch boxes to enlight your lunch break at work or at University and presented my home town, Colle di Val d’Elsa. We had also a mutual task: choose the colour that most represents spring for us and describe it with emotions, images, suggestions and a recipe. Guess which colour I chose!

Imagine a clearing in the full bloom of spring: the only sounds you hear are the birds chasing each other through the tree branches and your regular, relaxed breath. You are sitting on a log, your hands can feel the rough bark beating lively under your fingers, your feet in contact with the ground transmit you the vibes of a positive and fruitful new season. Open your eyes and you are surrounded by a green light, fresh, motley and new: it is the spring, dressed with its most beautiful dress. The fresh grassy green is the main feature of this matcha creme brulé, soft and velvety as the first tree leaves.

MATCHA CREME BRULE’
(6 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp matcha tea
  • cane sugar

Directions

  1. Heat the cream over medium heat.
  2. When it begins to simmer add the matcha tea, stir until it is completely melted, remove from the heat and let it cool.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with sugar in a bowl.
  4. Pour the cream over the egg mixture and mix thoroughly, then bring back to the heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. When the egg mixture begins to thicken and veils the back of the spoon remove from heat (do not overcook).
  6. Pour the custard into individual ramekins and put them in a large baking pan with 2 inches of water.
  7. Cook in preheated oven to 160°C for about 30 minutes, until it gets firm. Remove from heat, let cool completely and store in the fridge (this passage is very important to have a perfect creme brulé).
  8. Just before serving, sprinkle with the cane sugar, caramelize the surface with a gas torch and serve immediately… enjoy!

A tip. To enhance the green and grassy feeling, serve this matcha creme brulé with a fresh mint tea. Infuse for a few minutes some mint leaves in a jug of hot lemon tea and serve immediately.

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