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Feb 1, 2005 11:03 AM

what can I make with my blowtorch besides creme brulee?

  • t

I've got a propane torch that I use to make creme brulee, but what else can I do with it? I've heard that you can put vegetables on metal kebab skewers and flame them for a grilled effect. any other suggestions/ideas?

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  1. I have seen a torch used to carmelize sugar on a Tarte Tatin.

    1. r

      What about when you make merengue-sort of dishes?

      Also, if you ever make any sort of gratin/casserole and like the cheese on top to be a bit brown and crunchy, you can probably use your torch to do the last touch-ups, right after you take it out of the oven.

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      1. re: rollin'jagaimo

        Along those lines, I have used mine to melt the cheese on top of my onion soup!

      2. c
        Caitlin McGrath

        Baked Alaska.

        1. r
          Randy K. Lay

          The Torch is one of the secrets behind the original Honey Baked Ham. Heres is a link...


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            Melanie Wong

            The floating islands I was served the other day had been zapped with a torch.

            Anyone tried crisping up the skin on a roast duck?