7 Ways to Heat up Your Kitchen
I am obsessed with Crème Brûlée. My heart sings every time I crack through the browned sugar crust and spoon out the creamy vanilla custard!
When I fall in love with any type of food, I have to try to make it. The first recipe I tried instructed me to use the broiler in my oven to get the oh-so-important crust on top. Let’s just say unless you like burnt sugar on top of hot custard this was not a success.
What was missing I wondered? And then I found it : A Culinary Torch.
This has been a lifesaver in my kitchen.
Culinary torches give you the ability to roast, toast and crisp items individually. They take normal average food and class it up so you can deliver restaurant quality food to your family and friends. Almost every fine dining restaurant has them and if you are lucky, they will use it at your table!
I mean, who doesn’t love a little fire?
My favorite Culinary Torch! On sale NOW!
7 Ways to Heat Up Your Kitchen with a Culinary Torch!
- Lemon Meringue Pie. There is nothing better than those light brown edges on a beautiful meringue pie! This is the only way to get that beautiful color evenly distributed throughout the pie.
- Roast peppers. I love the flavor of the burnt skin of a pepper. They are perfect in salads, antipasti and in salsas. This technique is also fantastic on jalapenos and tomato skins.
- Toasted Breadcrumbs. I love making homemade croutons but when I don’t have time to whip up a batch I throw together some toasted breadcrumbs in seconds with the torch and throw them into a salad for a nice crunch.
- The Obvious: Crème Brûlée. To get that perfectly golden brown sugar crust without heating up the custard below you need a culinary torch. Seriously, don’t try it without it. Do I need to remind you of my burnt sugar-hot custard incident!
- Glaze a baked ham. Glazed ham looks amazing when you toast it just a little bit. The shine is enough to make all your guest salivate and to elevate from just a normal everyday ham.
- Homemade S’mores. Need I say more? Get a perfectly toasted marshmallow any time of the year and without smelling like a campfire!
- It’s fun to burn things. Don’t get me wrong. I am not a pyromaniac but there is something fun about seeing how it looks when it has a little burnt color. BTW Renee and I discovered this week that lemon slices don’t look great toasted! Though I have heard that grapefruit with sugar toasted on top is fantastic!
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE ONE IN YOUR KITCHEN!
I love a good deal as much as the next guy and right now this torch is on sale for only $19.99 (was $60!)
I paid more than that for my first torch so this is a screaming deal!
I love it because it is so handy to use and it also has a visible fuel gauge so you can tell when you need to add more. That is essential so you don’t run out of fuel mid-recipe!
Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift or even better for a homemade Crème Brûlée served to your mom!
Here are a few of Cheery Kitchen’s Favorite Fire-Inspired Recipes!
Do you have a Culinary Torch? If so, how do you use it?