I hope everyone has a Happy Easter weekend!
March was in like a lion. Out like a lamb ?
Finished reading 'Cat on the Scent' last night. Mrs. Murphy (tiger cat), Pewter (gray cat) and Tucker (corgi) see a single engine plane land during the fog next to a barn, a civil war reenactment and more adventures while Harry's pets and other animals watch, listen and help solve mysteries in Crozet, Virginia. Cute story.
8 What is creme brule?
The elegant dessert creme brulee has a thick pudding base of cream and eggs topped by a delicate layer of caramelized sugar. In French, "creme brulee" means "burnt cream," which refers to the process by which sprinkled sugar gets heated to a temperature that caramelizes it to a delicious brown. The traditional method of cooking this type of custard has evolved many flavored variations, but the simplest is often the best.
A basic recipe for creme brulee involves few fancy steps or specialized equipment. Boil cream in a saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in egg yolks. Over reduced heat, stir until thickened, such that it can coat the sides of the pan. Some people bake the mixture in a water bath, which protects the ingredients from uneven or harsh heat. Pour the batter into a set of ceramic ramekins until the middles are still loose but the border is firm. Chill them in the refrigerator for several days. When ready to serve, sprinkle them with a uniform layer of granulated white cane sugar. Quickly expose the tops to a hot flame, either a chef's torch or an oven broiler, so the sugar darkens to a rich brown but doesn't get charred.
Creme brulee combines minimalist flavors in a partly chilled yet partly heated dessert. Of course, there are many established variations on the flavor of cream and sugar that add spices, nuts, liqueurs, or toppings. For instance, some chefs mix in cinnamon, vanilla extract, coconut, pumpkin, melted chocolate, or concentrated espresso to make seasonal varieties. Others use rich, heavy liqueurs like creme de cassis, bourbon, or creme de menthe for a spicy flair. If decorative ramekins aren't fancy enough, you can add a sprig of mint, fresh berries, shaved chocolate, dried coconut, chopped hazelnuts, or an edible flower such as a nasturtium to entice guests to fully appreciate their first spoonful of decadent creme brulee.
172 Süddeutsche Zeitung (German: “South German Newspaper”), also called Sz, daily newspaper published in Munich, considered one of the three most influential papers in Germany. Süddeutsche Zeitung was the first paper to be licensed in Bavaria (1945) by the Allied occupation authorities following the end of World War II. www.sueddeutsche.de
Rita Mae Brown - Mrs Murphy series( with Sneaky Pie Brown)
1. Wish You Were Here (1990)
2. Rest In Pieces (1992)
3. Murder at Monticello (1994)
aka Or, Old Sins
4. Pay Dirt, or Adventures at Ash Lawn (1995)
5. Murder, She Meowed (1996)
6. Murder on the Prowl (1998)
7. Cat on the Scent (1999) ***
8. Pawing Through the Past (2000)
9. Claws and Effect (2001)
10. Catch As Cat Can (2002)
11. Tail of the Tip-Off (2003)
Three Mrs. Murphy Mysteries: Wish You Were Here / Rest in Pieces / Murder at Monticello (omnibus) (2003)
12. Whisker of Evil (2004)
13. Cat's Eyewitness (2005)
Three More Mrs. Murphy Mysteries in One Volume: Pay Dirt / Murder, She Meowed / Murder on the Prowl (omnibus) (2005)
14. Sour Puss (2006)
15. Puss 'n Cahoots (2007)
16. The Purrfect Murder (2008)
You Are a Snapdragon
"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."