Ginger Creme Brulee

Yield: 4 Servings

5 Egg yolks
2 1/2 oz Sugar
1 pt Heavy cream
2 ts Ground ginger
1 tb Fresh ginger -- peeled chopped
Sugar for topping
Sliced Strawberries
Candied Ginger

Preheat oven to 350. Place cream along with the ground and fresh ginger in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Mix yolks and the sugar together. Temper the cream mixture with the yolk mixture.
Let the mixture cool and strain., Divide mixture into individual,shallow custard cups and place in a larger pan. Place pan in oven and fill half way up with hot water. Bake until custard is firm about 25-30.Remove cups from pan and let cool. While custard is cooling preheat broiler. When cool,sprinkle a little sugar on each cup. Place under broiler to caramelize. Garnish with candied ginger
and sliced strawberry. Custard cups may also be caramelized using a blow torch.
Source: Chef du Jour

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