I’m having a jealousy issue.
I’m really jealous of people who have never had Crème Brûlée
Because I’ll never again get to experience that very first delectable bite of this most awesome of creations.
And they will.
They will sit at the table after ordering their dessert, not even knowing what amazing-ness awaits them. It will be delivered in a gleaming white bowl and will look deceptively simple. They will pick up their spoon and wonder, “how do I actually eat this?” And then they will tap their spoon on that beautiful caramelized sugar crust before breaking through to the glorious custard waiting just below the surface. And taste that first incredibly smooth bite mixed with the perfect crunch.
As soon as I know that I will be eating dinner at a restaurant I begin wondering whether or not my favorite dessert will be on the menu.
Of course, I try and act all nonchalant when the time finally comes to place my order.
“Hmmmm…what should I have for dessert tonight?”
“Should I try the chocolate cake? Or maybe I should have the ice cream with fresh berries?”
I’ll do a fake sigh of resignation. And then in my most casual “I could really care less what I have for dessert” manner, I’ll say
“Well, I suppose I’ll just have the Crème Brûlée.”
And while I’ll look all calm, cool and collected on the outside, on the inside I will be giddy with anticipation!
And, I’m not gonna lie, if my own lemon-y version were on the menu, I might just end up skipping the main course all together!
The actual translation of Crème Brûlée is ‘burnt cream’.
Which just proves that everything sounds better when you say it in French.
So, I guess what I should really call my version is Le Citron Crème Brûlée.
Doesn’t that just sound like Spring? And yummy goodness?
I can’t think of anything I would rather have for Easter dessert than this.
And, you know, these photos were taken earlier in the week.
So, technically it will have been a few days since I last experienced the thrill of this concoction. Which means there is a good chance that it will feel like the first time…all over again! 😉
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