03 September 2009

Happy Birthday, Lyrin!

Happy Birthday to our dearest friend, Lyrin!
We wish you the best on your special day.

Spinda and cake by Brandon
Birthday candle by PMF


Black Belt Robert said...

Happy Birthday!

Lyrin said...

Whoa! Really thanks! :D
*hugs everyone*

PMF said...

Serves 6

For the Caramel:
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water

For the Custard:
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 large egg yolks

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring a kettle of water to boil.

To make the caramel, combine the sugar and water in a stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil. When the mixture starts to color, swirl the pan to ensure an even color. When it is a deep amber, remove it from the heat and immediately pour it into the molds and swirl to coat the bottom of each mold. Let cool.

To make the crème anglaise, heat milk and vanilla extract in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove immediately from the heat and let steep for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is a pale yellow color, about 2 minutes. Continue whisking and slowly drizzle in a bit of the hot milk mixture to temper, or warm, the eggs so they won't curdle. Keep whisking and slowly pour in the remaining milk mixture. Pour this mixture into the caramel-lined molds.

Set the molds in a baking dish lined with a paper towel. Fill the baking dish with boiling water so that it comes about two-thirds up the sides of the mold. Bake until the custard sets and doesn't jiggle (and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean), about 40-50 minutes. Let the custard cool in the baking dish. Remove from the pan to finish cooling. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.

To unmold the custard, run a thin knife around the edge of the mold and invert on a serving platter.

Happy Birthday D.

Skelekitty said...

Holy cow, that looks great!
Buon compleanno, il mio amico.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lyrin!

Anonymous said...

i must ask when if you think youre going to post the amazing adorable cakes mostly cuz my birthday is coming in a couple weeks and for my borthday im getting paper crafting supplies for the first time mostly thanx to you guys :-D so thanks for doin what you do and for being awesome at it everyone! ^_^

Andrew W said...

Happy Birthday to you, Lyrin!

Anonymous said...

Happy b-day Lyrin ^^

Anonymous said...

WHat is that pokemon called?Is it even a pokemon?