MI6 Squad Crème Brûlées
I wanted to do at least one Bond fandom food entry for the 12 Days of Bond, so I made MI6 Squad-flavored creme brûlées!
Starting at the top left and going clockwise:
Dench!M: Dark chocolate. Strong and bitter with moments (very deep down) of unexpected sweetness.
Mallory: Traditional vanilla. At first you think it’ll be bland and uninspiring, but then you realize there’s a surprising depth of flavor.
Tanner: Irish Cream: Sweet but has a little kick to it, often used as a ‘helper flavor’ in coffee, desserts, etc rather than being drunk by itself
Moneypenny: Lemon: a bright and dependable flavor with elements of sweet acidity.
Q: Earl Grey. A classic black tea augmented with bergamot citrus flavors that mix sweet and floral notes with sour and bitter ones
And of course, the shotglass in the middle, Bond: Scotch. Hard, aged, Scottish, likes to think it’s an “I work best alone” drink but in actuality can work well in cocktails with various alcohols, citrus flavors, and even chocolate or teas.
As you can see, these don’t have their crunchy sugar topping yet–I wanted to capture the different colors before covering them up. ^ ^
Creme brûlées can be a really delicious and impressive dessert, and that layer of hard sugar topping definitely gives it a wow factor, especially if you’ve got a blowtorch and can caramelize the sugar right at the table. It’s also a relatively cheap dessert to make (basically cream+eggs+sugar+flavoring).
It’s a dessert that reminds me of the MI6 Squad because it does a lot with a small budget, it’s got a bold and effective punch of flavor, and something always ends up torched at the end :P
Recipes under the cut for any who are interested!