My mom takes her desserts very seriously.
Her desserts must be just the right flavor, texture and temperature.
My mom adores custards, so when we’re in a Mexican restaurant she loves ending her meal with a lovely flan. In her fairly fluent Spanish, she asks the server if the flan is “as smooth as silk,” or if it’s at all “gritty, like sand on the beach?” Quite a lot of pressure for the server, don’t you think?
Typically they tell my mom it’s a smooth as can be, and about half the time they’re right. (And you can bet the other half of the time, she tells someone of high authority in the restaurant, that they really should work on creating a smoother flan.
Without any hesitation, I will serve this insanely delicious, perfectly smooth crème brûlée to my mom. Tonight, in fact! And again on Sunday for Cinco de Mayo!
It’s my favorite crème brûlée of all time! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.