I am not sure what’s come over me in the past couple of years, but I have slowly been transitioning from a love for salty flavors to a love for anything sweet and sugary! As such, I have slowly gone from the girl that would never blink at the arrival of a dessert menu to the girl that eagerly awaits its arrival.
While most of the time I eat so much that I never order anything even though I love looking, I sometimes make it a point to save some room for something sweet.
One dessert I have been blown away by is the pistachio crème brûlée at Spring Mill Cafe. On paper it doesn’t sound like anything too special… pistachio. crème. brûlée. — no fancy caramel drizzles or chocolate twills or dollops of whipped cream or dustings of cocoa or etc etc — just pistachio infused custard and burnt sugar…
Well my friend, sometimes it’s the simple things that are the best things — and this dessert is simple yet outrageously delicious. I knew this would soon be a craved creation and here it is!
It was fairly easy to make, it’s more of a waiting game (letting the pistachios steep in the cream, baking the custard and letting it set while chilling in the fridge) than anything else. That said, there is some special equipment involved in this recipe:
- Nut-milk bag for draining the cream from the ground pistachios (you can substitute a non-terry kitchen towel if you’d like)
- Gratin dishes or ramikens for baking the custards
- Kitchen torch for the top coat of sugar — let it burn!
This was amazing. I enjoyed this snuggled up on the couch watching a movie and it all just felt so right.
If you like pistachios, you’ll love this pistachio crème brûlée. And if you aren’t in the mood to make it for yourself, stop by Spring Mill Cafe for a delicious dinner followed up with this decadent dessert!