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Help! Baking time conversion for Creme brulee recipe

Naushin Dec 8, 2012 09:37 AM

I am making this creme brulee recipe tomorrow and I was wondering what the conversion would be if I wanted to make it in a 8" circular dish instead of individual ramekins? http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Thank you!

  1. hotoynoodle Dec 8, 2012 10:12 AM

    i don't recommend this. the middle won't be cooked before the edges are overdone.

    8 Replies
    1. re: hotoynoodle
      Naushin Dec 8, 2012 11:13 AM

      Would lowering the temperature help to cook it more evenly, do you think? I don't have ramekins.

      1. re: Naushin
        hotoynoodle Dec 8, 2012 11:18 AM

        it's already cooked at a pretty low temp. there is a reason these are cooked in smaller vessels, vs. big pans. you don't have any kind of small, oven-safe glass bowls? you could even do this in muffin tins and reduce the cooking time.

        1. re: hotoynoodle
          Naushin Dec 8, 2012 11:33 AM

          Could I use a cupcake pan instead of a muffin tin? With cupcake liners? Or I guess I could get muffin tins instead. Hrm...

          1. re: Naushin
            cutipie721 Dec 8, 2012 11:57 AM

            You need something that can stand up by itself and can handle the final "brulee".

            1. re: cutipie721
              Naushin Dec 8, 2012 12:01 PM

              I just found this recipe from Nigella- http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/creme-brulee-193 - that I think I'll make instead but add in the lemon peel from the Epicurious recipe and strain it out of the custard before pouring into the pan. Its a no-bake recipe and she makes it in a bigger dish. Yay!

              Oh, also I found this from the What's Cooking America in case someone else is looking for a baked brulee made in one dish- http://whatscookingamerica.net/CremeB...

              Thanks so much for your help, hotoynoodle and cutipie721!

              1. re: Naushin
                hotoynoodle Dec 8, 2012 12:29 PM

                btw, you can dust about anything firm with sugar and torch it. even cheesecake. that nigella recipe is like how you make pudding.

            2. re: Naushin
              hotoynoodle Dec 8, 2012 12:30 PM

              lol, in my house cupcake tins and muffin tins are the same thing. :)

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                sunshine842 Dec 9, 2012 02:15 AM

                I was thinking that, but hadn't gotten down here to say so.....

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