We topped our Chocolate Rum Creme Brulee with Toblerone bits to help break through the richness of the dessert and add a little more crunch to every bite.
Our luscious, rich, chocolately creme brulee is enhanced with a wee bit of instant espresso and spiced rum, yet still remains creamy with its caramelized sugar topping. Full of flavour we’ve found a little goes a long way.
Breaking through the brulee and eating it with the chocolate is a crunchy affair but one we adore. So much so in fact we crushed up some leftover Christmas Toblerone for the top adding even more crunchy goodness to every bite. It was clearly the right thing to do and we are certain any kind of chopped chocolate bar would be equally delicious.
What is Creme Brulee?
If creme brulee is a dessert you only hear about when you go out for dinner, we will make it simple for you. Creme Brulee, also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream, is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar. Or as I tell my son, a thick pudding with a candy coating.
We’ve been fortunate to try several varieties of creme brulee offering up some very unique flavour combinations and toppings leading us to be inspired in our creations. Do not worry about the rum flavour in this dessert if you want to the kids to have some. It is there only in the background like the coffee.
For this recipe you will need ramekins, small canning jars or creme brulee dishes. We were able to make 8 in small canning jars.
We invite you to check out some of the other Creme Brulee recipes we have tried, tested and adored here: