crème brûlée

crème brû·lée | \-brᵫ-ˈlā, -brü-\

Definition of crème brûlée 

: a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

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The weekly Sunday brunch includes dishes such as creme brulee french toast, chicken & waffles, and more. Lauren Delgado,, "Get those Mother's Day restaurant reservations made," 2 May 2018 Open for breakfast and lunch, the restaurant serves biscuits and gravy, creme brulee pancakes, burgers and salads. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "31 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in April, chains and independents," 1 May 2018 Menu items include quiche lorraine with bacon, Pleasant Ridge cheese and arugula salad, and brioche French toast with creme brulee batter, oranges and Grand Marnier syrup. Grace Wong,, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 Share a creme brulee with raspberry framboise preserved rhubarb and raspberry crumble ($13) with your date or your friend to end the outing on a sweet note. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Walk the 606 then Mindy's Hot Chocolate," 30 June 2017 Doughnut flavors include creme brulee, pineapple basil, Coconut Snowball (filled with coconut pudding, topped with coconut icing and dusted with coconut flakes) and maple bacon bar. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "North Carolina biscuit & doughnut chain plans Kansas City, Lawrence locations | The Kansas City Star," 18 Apr. 2018 Smaller portions of the chocolate mousse on crunchy hazelnut prailine and creme brulee share a plate with a single macaron. Lauren Delgado,, "Combination of French, Southern cuisines at Tartine est délicieux," 23 Mar. 2018 Dessert options include New York cheesecake, creme brulee or fresh berries with Chantilly cream. Carolina Gusman,, "76 local restaurants will be hoppin' with breakfast, lunch and dinner specials on Easter Sunday," 27 Mar. 2018 An equally dense personal peanut butter pie with a sugary chocolate-cookie crust and caramel sauce is available for supermortal metabolisms, and a lighter apple-cinnamon creme brulee is there for the rest of us. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Irving Park’s Eris is a space of supermortal dimensions," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crème brûlée

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème brûlée

French, literally, scorched cream

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The first known use of crème brûlée was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of crème brûlée

: a sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with a hard top of cooked sugar

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