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other uses of heart shaped creme brulee dishes

mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 01:06 PM

Any one have a suggestion what else to make in heart shaped creme brulee dishes beside creme brulee?

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  1. weezieduzzit RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 02:02 PM

    Depending on how many ounces they hold..... quiche, pot pies, french onion soup, all sorts of individual desserts, dipping sauces.... all sorts of things!

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    1. re: weezieduzzit
      mhulgrave RE: weezieduzzit Jan 21, 2012 02:41 PM

      Thanks. They are swallow, maybe 4 oz.

    2. Hank Hanover RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 02:21 PM

      They would make gorgeous individual cheesecakes if they aren't too shallow. You could make a rich chocolate tart by adding a graham cracker crust before adding chocolate mousse. Do the same with lemon or lime curd.

      You could put pastry cream in them with fruit on top. You might be able to make a semifreddo.

      You could break 2 eggs and a piece of bacon, ham or sausage and bake them for baked eggs. It would be very nice for Valentines day breakfast. You could fill them scrambled eggs. Add some cooked ham and precooked veggies for sort of a mini fritatta.

      Fill them with a peanut butter white chocolate genache then coat the whole thing with chocolate.

      Fill them with a white chocolate - coconut genache then put a few whole toasted almonds on top then coat with chocolate.

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        mhulgrave RE: Hank Hanover Jan 21, 2012 02:42 PM

        fantastic ideas, will need to find a recipe for white choc ganache

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          wyogal RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 03:21 PM

          White chocolate, heavy cream. Heat the cream, pour over the "chocolate" let sit, then stir. More cream, softer ganache.

      2. Jay F RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 06:33 PM

        coeur a la creme, for Valentine's Day

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          bushwickgirl RE: Jay F Jan 21, 2012 07:51 PM

          You might be thinking of the coeur a la creme molds, which are deeper and perforated. Good try, though.

          The OP's dishes are pretty shallow, as in 4 oz, but would be fine for a smallish bite of panna cotta.

          1. re: bushwickgirl
            Jay F RE: bushwickgirl Jan 22, 2012 08:12 AM

            You're right, bg.

            What are the perforations for, to let one of the cremes seep out?

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              bushwickgirl RE: Jay F Jan 22, 2012 06:56 PM

              Yes, the whey, exactly.

        2. LaureltQ RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 07:25 PM

          I have 3-4 of those wide flat ones. I use them to hold butter, or nuts and bolts when I'm disassembling something.

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            mhulgrave RE: LaureltQ Jan 21, 2012 07:43 PM

            yes I have put m and ms and candy in them in the past. They are heart shaped and I was trying to figure out some dessert to make it them, kid friendly and easy.

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            rasputina RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 08:05 PM


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              Wannabfoode RE: rasputina Jan 21, 2012 08:28 PM

              pannacotta definitely. individual cheesecakes. for kids, jello

            2. EWSflash RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 09:03 PM

              Jello. That's all I got.

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                mhulgrave RE: EWSflash Jan 21, 2012 09:14 PM

                love the jello! they would love it, good idea :) I guess I could even do pudding in them.

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                Island RE: mhulgrave Jan 21, 2012 10:33 PM

                individual berry crisp/ crumbles

                1. kattyeyes RE: mhulgrave Jan 22, 2012 06:07 AM

                  Steamed cheeseburgers!
                  Individual bread pudding servings--chocolate is my favorite!

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