TWD: Creme Brulee

The host for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie challenge is Mari from Mevrouw Cupcake and she couldn't have picked a better dessert. Check out her blog for the recipe. This was the first TWD challenge that I have been really excited about. I have been wanting to take a shot at Hibiscus Creme Brulee ever since my honeymoon. The day after we were married, Jeff and I had dinner at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island.

It is probably my favorite meal we have had together. For dessert, I had a delicious Hibiscus Creme Brulee. I haven't been able to find a recipe for it...so I decided to use this TWD challenge to create my own! I've noticed how my dog Marley loves to eat the flowers on our hibiscus plant. In fact, we have to keep it on a table so she can't get her fat butt up to the delectable flowers and bite them off.

Dorie suggested infusing a flavor when the milk was warm. So, I tossed in a few of the hibiscus petals to see if that would add flavor. Unfortunately, I couldn't even tell. More research is needed. If anyone has any ideas, let me know!

Still, this is a great creme brulee recipe. What is even better is that I have six of them waiting in the fridge...and only two of us in the house. My odds are pretty good of going into Creme Brulee Overload.


  1. Ah, we honeymooned in Kauai. Great idea to recreate the dessert you had there!

    About the hibiscus flavor, I've seen recipes mention hibiscus powder. You might try that. Or you could always steep hibiscus teabags in the milk.

  2. Mmmm. Creme brulee overload doesn't sound like a bad thing....

  3. Oooh, interesting... I've never heard of using hibiscus to flavor foods.

    I suggest further testing, lol.

  4. Sorry you weren't able to recreate the hibiscus crème brûlée, it sounds great and interesting as well!

  5. Sounds lovely! Yes, I bet some hibiscus tea would be good (it's just dried hibiscus flowers.) Try a natural foods store, or you might be able to find some in a Mexican grocery, they are an ingredient in a drink called agua de jamaica.