Friday, December 4, 2009
Isn't it annoying that it's sometimes cheaper to buy a larger bag of tortillas than a smaller bag? It makes me sad to throw away a good bag of tortillas, so what do I make without buying more ingredients? Mickey Mouse chips!
Instead of frying up regular triangular chips, I added a Mickey touch. It brought me back to the days when Disneyland would sell Mickey Mouse shaped chips. (I think it was usually for the kid's meal; that's how long ago it was!)
Anyway, I purchased 3 Mickey cookie cutters when I visited Tokyo Disneyland 2.5 years ago. I have yet to find a great rolled sugar dough cookie recipe, so these cutters had never seen any dough action.
I highly recommend using metal cookie cutters instead of plastic ones. Metal ones just CUT through the tortilla faster and cleaner than plastic.
After several trips to Trader Joe's I finally caved and bought the Trader Joe's Creme Brulee (4 Pack). At $4.99 (no tax), it's a pretty good deal because if you think of the time it would take to make and cost of ingredients, this is a less inexpensive route.
To defrost, either leave them out on the counter for 1 hour OR leave them in the refrigerator for 3 hours. I left mine (just 1) on the counter for an hour and came back to a very glossy, rich, and smooth tasting dessert. This creme brulee does not have the cracked, sugary topping that traditional/fresh made ones do though. I really don't know what the brown spot on top is about.
Anyway, what makes this creme brulee different is the edible chocolate container it comes in. I felt it was a bit too rich to eat the chocolate and the creme brulee at the same time (in the same bite), so I alternated chocolate and creme.
While you can't beat fresh made creme brulee, this one wasn't that bad! I'd give it 3.5 stars out of 5.