Leite Creme Caseiro ❦ Portuguese Crème Brûlée

Velvety and rich. The contrast between the cold smooth custard and the crisp caramelised sugar. In Portugal it is a very popular and traditional dessert. If anything gets my husband to beg, it is this custard. He loves it! You will find it equally in the humblest of homes or the fanciest of restaurants. It is known by many names around the world. Each culture has their own variation. We add lemon peel and the Spanish add orange peel. The French substitute part or all of the milk for cream and add vanilla. Each variation is delicious. I prefer the Portuguese version, although I too have substituted half the milk for cream and sometimes add vanilla. Some traditional Portuguese recipes call for

How to Style and Stock a Bar Cart

Who doesn't love a bar cart? They are functional, beautiful and if it has wheels, like mine, mobile. Add a lamp, a flower filled vase or a bowl filled with citrus fruits. You can find crystal decanters at charity shops by the bucket load! I found my cart, a marble and brass beauty, at a charity shop. You can really find nice vintage ones with really clean modern lines. I entertain weekly so mine is always in use, but even when it's not, it just elevates the room. I have had it in the dining room and more recently it has been moved to the living room. Today's liquor manufacturers understand that we want beautiful packaging. Just like a luxurious lipstick or perfume bottle. This works out well

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