Friday, 12 June 2009

Strawberry Brulée




I am sure you all know by now, at least the regular readers, that I don't do healthy desserts. If a recipe ask for butter i add butter won't go for margarine etc... and if they ask cream here it is full fat cream all the way, which also can be noticed lately on my waist and hipps too...........

Few dayw ago I was claeaning up all the winter clothes and taking out the summer clothes and each time I looked to a top , i was like this won't fit, it will be too tight or this skirts last button won't close etc.................I even had to go to the shops and buy few tops etc.

There is no use in moaning about it, I know i have to do something aobut it.
I think it is a start atleast you all got to see a dessert which is made with youghur, which is really unusual.
I do sometimes wish I was like some of the people I know who can eat anything they want and don't put on weight.
Now I will stop moaning and go to my kind of healthy dessert

This is my entry for which I am hosting here. You can find the details for the event here

300 to 400 gm Strawberies hulled and sliced
2 tsp icing sugar
2 to 3 tbsp of Monin strawberry syrup (optional, using the syrup gave my youghurt a beautiful pink colour )
If you are not using the syrup you should add vanilla essence to the youghurt for taste.
400 gm Greek youghurt
100 gm of golden castor sugar. ( I used less amonut)

1. Divide the strawberries among four ramekins and sprinkle with icing sugar.

2. Add the strawberry syrup to the youghurt ( if you don't have this, then add the vanilla essence) and mix it till evreything is combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the fruit.

3. Preaheat the grill to high. Sprinkle the caster sugar evenly over the youghurt until it is well covered.
4. Put the ramekins on a baking sheet or into the grill pan and grill untill the sugar turns dark brown and caramises.
Leave for 15 minutes or untill the caramel is cool enough to eat, or chill for upto 2 hours before serving.

I used my blow torch for caramelising the suagr.

66 comments:

Swapna said...

That's a healthy and quick dessert HC!!! Looks really delicious!

Here strawberry season is over....I will try to make something from frozen strawberry or with jam and send it for your event:)

Parita said...

Strawberry Brulee looks divine, i love the touch of caramelized sugar..yum yum

sra said...

We don't get Greek yoghurt here, as far as I know. I suppose we have to strain ordinary curds and try it with that. Even then, I'm not sure how it would be.

indosungod said...

That looks absolutely fantastic HC.
Greek Yogurt

We live only once and we got to enjoy some sins too right. As for ending up in the hips you are on the right track now :)

Divya Kudua said...

Strawberry Brulee looks delicious.Its something I have never tried making.

About putting on weight,isn't that an issue every blogger worries about;)??With so many yummilicious recipes readily available,it isn't much of a surprise that the inches on our weight keep expanding!!

I too envy those people who eat everything they want and still dont put on weight...lucky few:)

Bergamot said...

It looks really lovely :-)
Visited your blog for the first time. Nice blog.

Chitra said...

oh good..that really looks super yummy:)

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous strawberry brulee I love desserts like this, I bet you enjoyed tasting and eating it I know I would for sure.

Pooja said...

what a healthy way to have a dessert.. yeah i too have the same cloth fitting problems.. i try to avoid fats like potato, fried stuff and tend to thrive on oat meal but after 3 days i munch so much snacks and fatty stuff ---> back to square one.. hee hee hee.. nice entry !

Preeti Singh said...

Hey dear...this is really healthy and tempting...brainy use of torch. :)

Gloria said...

Happy Cook This Strwberry brulée look absolutely amazing and beauty!!!Love berries too!! Ilove it! I hope today make my strawnerry to your event!! xoxoxoGloria

notyet100 said...

lovely colour looks yummy oo,..

Happy cook said...

Swapan looking forward to you entry :-)

Parita thankyou it was indeed healthy divine.

Sra i think you can strain ordinary curds, that owuld trun out perfect.

Indosungod, yeah for the moment, i am sure i will fall back to fatty desserts soon :-)

Divya yeah i know, after starting to blog i have gained few kilos. WOudn't want to mention how many, if i had to buy new skirts and top then you know it was a size bigger.

Bergamot, thankyou and hopping to see you ehjre more often :-)

Chitra thankyou

Jeen yeah it was really really yumm.

Pooja yeah i know what you mean, same here after three days i am also back to my old habbbits.

Preeti yeah thankyou

Glori i am looking forward to you yummy strawberry dish.

notyet100 thankyou.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Healthy and yummy dessert. Pictures look lovely.

DEESHA said...

I love the flavor of strawberry .. so very yumm

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

wonderful idea! I'll try this with mango!

Vrinda said...

Wow..i wish i could taste this Brulee..I am with u, no copmromise with desserts,desserts should taste divine,for that v need heavy cream not half and half,right?looks yummm

Happy cook said...

A2Z thankyou

Deesha me too.

Bombay_Brussels you will love them.

Vrinda i totally agree,

Priyameena said...

Me too same like you if the recepie calls for butter I will go for it..If it requires frying i will do that instead of baking..Once in a while indulgence is indeed..

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! This is my kind of dessert!

Vani said...

You have a blow torch, HC?! Too cool! :) Looks perfectly caramelized and yum!

Elra said...

This strawberry brulee is such a unique recipe, I bet it tasted delicious.

aquadaze said...

that looks yum HC. I have tried to make healthy desserts, but in the end have realised that I'd rather do the 'unhealthy' ones and enjoy them thoroughly. Portion control, that's what works for me.

5 Star Foodie said...

A strawberry brulee looks amazing! Would love to have some!

Pavithra said...

wow thats wonderful variation for brulee.... lookin so lovely .. i should try this for sure.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks so sweet, healthy version, that good!!

Cilantro said...

That looks too delicious. Lovely Dessert.
I am jealous of people who can eat anything and still do not put on weight...Hmmm lucky few.

Laavanya said...

I think weight gain and food blogging go hand in hand... it's so hard to resist after seeing delicious food everywhere. Strawberry brulee looks so pretty and must be delicious.

Kalai said...

Lovely idea! Perfect dessert! :)

Madhuram said...

Finally a brulee without eggs! Yay! I can try it. I too wish I was one of the people who don't put on weight!

Prathibha said...

That is looking mouth watering..Love starwberries in anything..Loved the color especially..

Angie's Recipes said...

Talk about the creation! This is a very wonderful variation of Brulee.

Happy cook said...

Madhuram try it you will love them.

Renuka said...

wow..thats a yummy dessert,..will try it out...

Priya said...

WOOW HC...Wat a delicious and gorgeous also colourful strawberry brulée!

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a great dessert. Ones with yogurt don't make us feel so guilty.
About clothes, I have a huge suitcase full of them that don't fit and most of them new. Don't know what to do with them:)

Maria said...

What a great treat!

pigpigscorner said...

The creaminess of the yogurt and the caramelised sugar on top...yum yum!

Soma said...

LOL i don't think desserts are supposed to be healthy. This looks wonderful esp, the eggless version. Very nice idea.

Pooja said...

Delicious snack HC..mouthwatering..

TBC said...

Simple and elegant! :)

burpandslurp said...

man, I gotta hand it to you. Even in a "diet", you know how NOT to deprive yourself of an amazing dessert.
And so pretty in pink, too!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe..would like to have it right now

Priti said...

Looks delicious...and for the same reasons I stop making desserts....

Cakelaw said...

OMG - these look delightful Happy Cook! Weight gain is an occupational hazard for us food bloggers ...

figtreeapps said...

Now I know what Im doing with the 3 containers of strawberries in my fridge!!! Thanks Figtreeapps

meeso said...

Wow, beautiful and delicious! Great dessert... and why skimp on desserts, full fats, full calories, might as well splurge when we enjoy!

SriLekha said...

wow! am drooling over the recipe!

sowmya said...

looks yumm..
very true about the increasing waist lines..have reduced baking cakes..but am tempted most of the times..

Sig said...

Yeah tell me about it, every extra calorie I eat end up on my bottom half! I am really really thankful that I don't have much of a sweettooth, but your creations are mighty tempting even for me. :)

Snooky doodle said...

what an interersting recipe. I need lighter desserts too my waist will thank me

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

You made a strawberry yogurt brulee...kidding me? WOW F...looks fab! I'm envious of the blow torch too...I love the strawberries flooding your blog! YUM!!

Aparna said...

Healthy desserts - I could do with some of that too. I know all about the "hip" part fo the dessert story! :)

I like the fllecks of strawberry in your brulee.
I have a pack of strawberries I froze from the last season and I'm waiting for something "special" to make with them. ;)

DK said...

You can afford to put full butter/cream in your recipes HC! Have seen your snap! U really can put in as much butter u want!

Luv the Brulee - I got a great deal with strawberries - will surely make this one 2morrow!

Happy cook said...

Deepa you should buy one as you will love them s i know you bake so much.

Sig I do wish i was like you not a sweet lover.

Aparna, i hould try freezing them, i have never tried that.

DK the pic you are talking aobut is the pic when i started blogging and now after three years of blogging i have gained every year 2 kilos that is 6 alltogether :-(
Try th brulee you will love them.

Maris said...

YUM! And because it's strawberry...it's healthy, right? :)

Vibaas said...

that looks delicious..i usually don't compromise when it comes to dessert too and i have no self control so i dont make desserts that often. if i see it, i can't stop :D

Uma said...

Wow, gorgeous and yummy. I recently used greek yogurt in my cooking and I started loving it.

Lisa said...

Oh well, what a great strawberry dessert. I never use margarine either. I just go for an extra long walk after making a decadent treat :)

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Very interesting dish, must try it :))))

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks drool worthy........

Bong Mom said...

All my strawberries are getting eaten up before I can think of making something for this event :(

The brulee looks good even with yogurt, healthy ;-)

Kevin said...

That looks really good! I really like the sound of a strawberry brulee!

♥Rosie♥ said...

I am so with you H.C. all the way it has to butter!! Your Strawberry Brulee looks divine yum yum...

Peter M said...

I have not ever seen anything like this, it's stunning red colour can only be outshined by it's flavour.

Ricardo said...

How unusual and very very nice a strawberry brullé, loved it the colours flavours and excellent presentation, just great :) kisses xxx