The trick to mimicking true crème brûlée? A thin layer of caramelized white sugar on the surface of quick-custard. Finally, a good reason to use your oven’s broiler.
When you’re wanting for a boulangerie, think of these four-ingredient pain au chocolat. The key to making these at home is investing in high-quality baking chocolate and a butter-based frozen puff pastry.
Consider this a caprese salad sans tomato — and on a piece of warm, toasted bread. Crushed red pepper, lemon and lightly dried basil add complexity to a meal with an otherwise mild disposition.