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week #24 Gourmet's List of 50 Women Game Changers

Paula Deen is #24 on the Gourmet's list of 50 Women Game Changers and I have to admit I did not know a lot about her...everyone knows her face and would probably recognize her voice, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I was on a flight from JFK to LAX and Food Network had a marathon of Chefography episodes.  I admire Paula Deen especially after learning a little about her background.  She is truly a beautiful and gracious woman.  My kids have been asking me to make creme brulee ...and I figured Paula would certainly have a recipe for this...it was easy and delicious.  Thank you to Mary from One Perfect Bite for organizing a group of us as we make our way through the list each Friday.
Paula's recipe calls for 9 oz. ramekins, mine are just about 4 oz. so I was actually able to
make almost nine desserts that seemed just the right amount.
Ingredients:  A vanilla bean, 4 egg yolks, 8 oz. heavy cream and sugar.
We experimented with both white and light brown sugar and it was easier to get a perfect crust on the top using white sugar.  Our kitchen torch might not be the most powerful.

The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Paula Deen today.

Val - More Than Burnt Toast, Joanne - Eats Well With Others
Taryn - Have Kitchen Will Feed, Susan - The Spice Garden
Claudia - A Seasonal Cook in Turkey, Heather - girlichef
Miranda - Mangoes and Chutney, Jeanette - Healthy Living
April - Abby Sweets, Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud
Mary - One Perfect Bite, Kathleen - Bake Away with Me
Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen, Sue - The View from Great Island
Barbara - Movable Feasts, Kathleen - Gonna Want Seconds
Amy - Beloved Green,Jeanette - Healthy Living
Linda - Ciao Chow Linda, Linda A - There and Back Again
Martha - Lines from Linderhof, Nancy - Picadillo
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits, Veronica - My Catholic Kitchen


  1. Aaaaahhhhh, creme brulee. My nemesis and my best friend. I couldn't be trusted around 9 individual desserts. One of my all-time favorites! Yours look just right.

  2. This is a favorite of my family's and I have never made it. I just saw a kitchen torch at Bed Bath and Beyond and almost bought it, but it looked dangerous! I'll have to go back and get it now.
    I always watch the food network on planes...you can learn a lot on those long flights!

  3. The most simple, understated dessert, it is my favorite!

  4. Annie, Very nice post! Creme Burlee is one of my favorite desserts! Yours came out beautiful!

  5. I've never tried making Creme Brulee - I'd have to get a kitchen torch though ;)

  6. Beautiful, Annie! I love creme brulee and this is a gorgeous version.

  7. Fabulous! I love creme brulee I too have a torch. I thinkmy hubie likes using it more than I do. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you for featuring my favourite desert.
    It looks delicious.
    Helen x

  9. Probably my favorite dessert when I eat out. My kids know I will always get the Creme Brulee.

    My daughter, at school in San Francisco, found a Creme Brulee food truck a few nights ago. She said it was amazing. If I had a kitchen torch I would be all over this recipe. Thanks for sharing your yummy pictures.

  10. Annie!
    Thank you for stopping by 34th Street!
    Your blog is beautiful! I love the photos of NYC. It's been years since I have been there. I used to go five times a year when I was a buyer for Frederick & Nelson (Seattle). I adore the window dressing and staging as well. I crave the energy of New York City. Your posts made me feel it once again! I am also going to place you on my favorite list.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. We have this every Christmas and it is just wonderful! Found your blog this morning and just love everything I see. A new follower.