Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 21, 2016
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With the help of a few modern conveniences, you can make creme brulee in just a few minutes.

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Creme brulee keeps you out of a hot kitchen this summer

Trends in cooking come and go. But in the world of desserts, creme brulee has real staying power. The thick, cool, creamy custard (creme) nestled underneath a brittle topping of burnt (brulee) sugar has such an elemental appeal that it’s a perennial favorite. In spite of the dessert’s popularity, however, I haven’t really seen it catch on in any big way in home kitchens, for two main reasons. First and most important, many home cooks ar... READ MORE

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