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Pampered Chef: Prep Bowls & Brulee Torch?

  1. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I am thinking of doing a Creme Brulee in the Prep Bowls. I know they are oven safe to 350 BUT can I use a brulee torch on them?
     
    Oct 19, 2007
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  2. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I would definitely ask the test kitchens that one but my guess would be that they'll say no.
     
    Oct 19, 2007
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  3. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Since the torch is only to carmelize the sugar I don't see why you can't do creme brulee in the Prep Bowls. Just be sure not to have the fire on the glass too much.
     
    Oct 19, 2007
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  4. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I think I will wait until Monday and call the test kitchen. I'll let you know what they say. Thank you for your input.
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  5. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I have to agree with you, although I have only made it in my ramakins(sp?) But you are torching the sugar not the dish....:)
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  6. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    I recently read a recipe that said to just broil them - I don't remember what kind of dish they used, but thought it was interesting. :)
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  7. ljeffries

    ljeffries Advanced Member

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    I have used my torch with them. I would keep the torch moving rather than concentrating too much in one spot. It worked fine for me.
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  8. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Originally Creme Brulee always said to broil them, but when the small torches became popular many people thought that was easier & quicker....;)
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  9. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Really????? :) i've only loved and eaten them ~ would never want to know how to make them or I just might, all the time! Are the small torches the little candle lighters?
     
    Oct 20, 2007
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  10. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    No Susan,
    The torch is about the size of our spritzer & theres a knob that you turn to light it & its quite powerful. They are somewhat of a pain in the butt to make. First you start on the stove then they go in a water bath in the oven when they are done you have 2 choices, put them under the broiler, but you have to eat them soon, or refrigerate them & you can carmelize them ( using the torch) as you need them. Basically what it is is vanilla custard....HTH :D
     
    Oct 21, 2007
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  11. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I was watching Discovery Health the other night and Sam the Cooking Guy just made vanilla pudding then sprinkled sugar on top. He called it a Fake Brulee. He served it with fresh berries. Looked good so thought I would try it.
     
    Oct 21, 2007
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  12. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    Update from HO on Prep Bowls & Creme Brulee: The first answer I received was VERY non committal so I e-mailed again. The answer I just received is "Because the Use and Care states not to expose the bowls to a sudden temp change" they do not recommend using a Brulee torch. No warranty if they are used for such purpose. Just wanted to pass on.
     
    Dec 12, 2007
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  13. I actually made so.e last night...came out perfect used torch and they came out amazing
     
    Nov 10, 2019
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