Did You Know?

  • Of all the varieties of chocolate available, from white to milk, dark chocolate is the healthiest.
  • Dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that work to reduce your risk of cancer.
  • Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that can decrease your blood pressure.
  • The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help blood flow more smoothly, decreasing your risk of heart attack.
  • The flavonoids in chocolate that help your blood flow more smoothly also improve your cardiovascular function.
  • Some suggest the phenylethylamine in dark chocolate stimulates the nervous system, acting as an aphrodisiac.
  • Cocoa contains substances known to kill the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and cavities.
  • The higher cocoa content a chocolate has, the bigger the health benefit.
  • White chocolate has none of the antioxidant benefits of other chocolates since it contains no cocoa.

Chocolaterie Stam Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Chocolaterie Stam Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 7 Large Egg Yolks
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 8 tbsp Sugar for Brulee
  • Whip cream to garnish

  • In a pot on the stovetop, combine heavy cream and half and half; boil.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar. Pour the hot cream mixture over the egg mixture slowly, constantly whisking.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, place the Chocolaterie Stam  chocolate pieces. Strain the egg/cream mixture over the chocolate; let sit for about 20 seconds to slightly melt chocolate.
  • Whisk mixture to fully incorporate. Ladle the mixture into individual brulee dishes, filling them almost to the top. Place individual filled dishes on a sheet pan.
  • Before placing in the oven, pour hot water in the bottom of the sheet pan, filling to 1/3 of the brulee's dishes.
  • Bake in the oven, until set, about 50 minutes.
  • Cool individual dishes on wire rack about 20 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator at least 4 hours; best to chill overnight before serving.
  • To brulee, preheat the broiler. Sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on top of each Creme Brulee. Broil until the sugar turns golden brown; do not burn. Let cool on a rack; serve.