We celebrated my husband’s birthday last week. Poor Wayne, it’s tough when your birthday is so close to Christmas. It can easily get lost in the activities of the season.
This year I wanted to do something special, just for him. To show him that his birthday does matter.
Wayne doesn’t love cake. So over the years I’ve made his favorite pie – Coconut Cream – several times. One year I made Tiramisu. That was a disaster. But that’s also another story.
This year I wanted to tackle his absolute favorite dessert. When we go out to eat, if it’s on the menu, he orders it. But this dessert intimidates me. I’ve always considered crème brûlée to be super “fancy,” something too difficult for me to tackle. But this year I worked up the courage to give it a try.
First, I Googled “easy crème brûlée recipes and found a couple I could use as a starting point. Then I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and bought four crème brûlée ramekins. Then, I headed to the grocery store to pick up heavy cream.
Finally, last Wednesday, I embarked into new territory and made my first ever crème brûlée. I didn’t taste it before I served it so I was a bit nervous when I set it on the table in front of Wayne. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when he pronounced it “delicious!” And you know what? It was!
The most exciting part of the whole process is that Wayne was pleased. He knew I had gone out of my way to try something new solely because I knew he would like it.
Wayne isn’t on Facebook so I shared photos and comments throughout the process. A number of my FB friends asked for the recipe so I’m sharing it here. I created this one by combining elements from two. I hope you enjoy. I would love to hear how it goes and even see photos!
Think about the people you love. What are some ways you could show them they’re special to you?