Admittedly, I was itching to bake on our honeymoon and the minute we got home I made some sugar cut out cookies with the lobster and scallop cookie cutters I received as a wedding gift.
We also received a culinary torch and creme brulee dishes as a wedding gift. Naturally, I made creme brulee this weekend. It is one of my favorite desserts, but sadly I've only had truly great creme brulee once. I've tried it at many restaurants and based on how mediocre some of them had been, I was a bit intimidated about making it. I figured if a restaurant can't get it right, it must be difficult to make.
I found an Alton Brown recipe. I love his recipes, they always work just as they should. More...
Above, cream and vanilla bean. Below, vanilla sugar and six egg yolks (I made a yummy omelet with the egg whites this morning).
Back to wedded bliss! ;)