This kitchen gadget seems like it’s been borrowed from a plumber’s arsenal, or stolen from a solderer’s toolbox. However, its main role in the kitchen is somewhat more... flamboyant. In a tasteful way, that is. Try some of our blowtorch recipes and prepare to burn some butane!
Don’t you feel like a true chef when using the blowtorch? Its main use is to quickly caramelize the sugar topping your fanciest desserts. But apart from cakes, creme brulees, and other ramekin desserts, you can use your little flame thrower for cocktails and even for finger-licking gaudy savory dishes, as you’ll see below.
7 Blowtorch Recipes for the Gourmet Chef in You
Address your sweet tooth needs with this extremely fancy dessert, extra-sweet, and served with style. The creme caramel is a delicious custard covered with a caramelized sugar crust. Also, use caramelized sugar to coat the ramekins before adding the custard. Flavor the milky and creamy custard itself with vanilla. Oh, and carefully handle the blowtorch when further caramelizing the topping sugar.
And here’s a recipe that brings together homemade classics like rice pudding and creme brulee. If you’re a fan of those, then this just might be your favorite dessert. It’s ready in half an hour without too much fuss, all the more reason to enjoy it.
In order to prepare this traditional Chinese dish, you’ll need a bamboo steamer and Chinese serving cups. We’ll keep this delicate dessert simple (there are also savory versions) and enhance its velvety texture with whipping cream and milk. Sweeten with sugar and serve them topped with caramelized brown sugar.
Are you ready for some sweet tooth chocolate decadence? If you are, then let’s put together a few layered mini cakes starting with a fluffy base and chocolate ice cream. All coated in whipped cream. But be warned! These goodies are calorie bombs, so you may want to share one of these mini cakes with someone else. Or not. Just saying …
Aside from the 60 minutes needed for refrigeration, the home-made lollipops are a maximum 20 minutes no-brainer. Tickle your sweet tooth with these sweets on a stick. Make them from a white chocolate and cocoa mixture. Upgrade the chocolatey goodness by coating with crushed biscuits and caramelized whipped cream.
6. Pina Colada
Pina colada is a rum-based cocktail, light and sweet. It has the nice flavors of pineapple and rum. The pineapple is also caramelized with sugar, which brings it a special, smoky flavor. You don’t see that every day! So, if you like Pina Coladas and getting lost in the rain, try making this at home!
If you’re into the avocado and soft boiled eggs, then this recipe is just what you need! Just fill the avocado with a boiled egg, wrap them in bacon, sprinkle them with sugar, and then use a blowtorch to caramelize! Nothing easier! Crispy and sweet on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside!