Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée is a French custard dessert with a caramel shell on top that I thought I'd never get to eat. I love it when I'm wrong (just kidding - no seriously).

The silky smooth custard and over all Frenchness of this dessert makes me - and probably anyone who tries it - feel like a Fancy Nancy. That moment when the dessert is set down in front of you, you pick up your spoon, lightly tap the back of the spoon on the top of the caramelized shell of the custard and it so gracefully cracks open - that moment makes me feel fancy and mischievous, which is a pretty good combo of feels.

I recommend this dessert for a nice romantic evening with yourself (that way you don't have to share). Enjoy it with a glass of your favorite wine and x-files queued up on netflix.




1 c coconut milk
1 1/2 c raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours - overnight
1/3 c raw sugar, plus extra for topping
2 bananas, divided
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine milk, cashews, sugar, 1 banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, chia seeds, and vanilla in a blender and get it silky smooth (like Rob Thomas).
  2. Layer banana slices across bottom of four ramekins and pour the silky smooth custard over the banana slices.Refrigerate for about an hour.
  3. Once your dessert is set, cover each top completely with raw sugar, plop under the broiler until the sugar is all melted and browning - or - just use a blowtorch to accomplish the same thing quicker; back in the fridge for another hour before serving, ok?



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