Desserts, Snacks, and Treats
Where did creme caramel come from?
Asked in Chocolate
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Asked in Custard
What is a caramel topped custard called?
Creme brulee - creme means "custard" and brulee translates as "burnt". It has a brittle caramel disk on top, which must be broken through to reach the custard. However, you may also be referring to the "creme caramel", which is a custard with added gelatine (so that it has a jelly-like texture), topped with a runny caramel sauce.
Asked in French Food
What origin does French creme caramel come from?
Asked in Valentine's Day, Chocolate
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Asked in Recipes, Mexican Food
Is flan a national Mexican dessert?
In a word, no. According to Wikipedia, flan (creme caramel) is enjoyed around the world. Many countries, including Mexico, have national variations. The word "flan" refers to a flat open pie and derives from Old English. Only in the USA and Spanish-speaking countries does flan refer to creme caramel. See the related links for details.
Asked in Cheesecake
What substitutes are there for a cheesecake?
All other forms of dessert are a substitute for cheesecake. But if you're looking for desserts which have a mainly dairy element (similar to a cheesecake), you could try a custard tart, a mousse, a souffle, a tart made with an unbaked crushed biscuit base (similar to a cheesecake) with creme patisserie and berries as filling, creme brulee or creme caramel.