What is the difference between pot de creme & crème brûlée besides the caramelized top of the crème brûlée? I can't seem to get a straight answer!
the difference between pots de cremes and creme brulees? basically, it's the dish. both are baked custards. pots de cremes do not have a layer of sauce or sugar on top, but the main difference is the little pots that they are traditionally baked in. they ususally have a cunning little lid--very fun to lift off and gaze upon your very own individual dessert.
August 29, 2006 at 07:49 AM
I think creme brulee has more fat. In the recipes I have, creme brulee is made with heavy cream and egg yolks while pots de creme is made with milk and (more) egg yolks. I calculate the fat concentration in creme brulee to be more than 3x greater than in pots de creme, because of the heavy cream. In fact, making creme brulee caused me to lose my appetite for it...watching all those yolks mix with all that cream. Pity.
August 29, 2006 at 08:12 PM
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