Prep 3 hrs
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
From "Elegantly Easy Creme Brulee" by Puente. Delicious! Err on the side of slightly over-cooking, as it turned out a bit soft for us. Note that most of the prep time is cooling time... this is quite easy to make. Also note that the liqueur is optional.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
- Preheat oven to 300 F.
- Remove from heat and whisk in 3 tbsp sugar, egg yolks, cream, vanilla, and liqueur.
- Toast macadamia nuts by spreading on a baking sheet and baking for 10-12 minutes, watching to make sure they do not burn.
- Split nuts between 6 ramekins.
- Pour chocolate mixture on top of nuts.
- Place ramekins in a baking dish and fill baking dish with water until it is halfway up the sides of the ramekins (DO NOT drip or splash any water into your ramekins).
- CAREFULLY place in the oven and bake 40-50 minutes, until set around the outside and loose in the center.
- Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature while still in the water bath.
- Remove ramekins from water bath and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Just before serving, top with the remaining sugar in a thin layer (you don't have to use all the sugar) and caramelize with a creme brulee torch.
- Allow caramelized sugar to cool and harden (takes less than a minute).