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Pastry chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Cadbury Creme Eggs | Gourmet Makes

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  1. [4]
    CALICO
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    This one feels a little special. While it can be fun to watch Claire struggle a bit, trying and failing different ideas, sometimes it begins to feel stressful and you can see she's being strained...

    This one feels a little special. While it can be fun to watch Claire struggle a bit, trying and failing different ideas, sometimes it begins to feel stressful and you can see she's being strained with her patience tested. This one went flawless, and it's clear she had a lot of fun doing it. I like that.

    Bonus Points: it's not a copycat episode, but an inspired-by one.

    The end result looked lovely. I could eat (and have) straight up sweetened condensed milk, but I've never thought to make my own. Seeing how easy it was, and how delicious it seemed to come out, I'm gonna have to give that a go sometime.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      cfabbro
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      Yeah, I was totally expecting this one to be the standard Gourmet Makes shitshow given how difficult I thought this would be, but instead Claire somehow managed to not only made a properly gourmet...

      Yeah, I was totally expecting this one to be the standard Gourmet Makes shitshow given how difficult I thought this would be, but instead Claire somehow managed to not only made a properly gourmet version, but also one that looked way way better than the original too. Special indeed!

      p.s. I love sweetened condensed milk too (I use it in tea), and while it may be simple to make, it's not really "easy" IMO since it takes fucking forever and you have to babysit it pretty much the entire time if you want to actually make "sweetened condensed milk" instead of accidentally making dulce de leche. :P

      4 votes
      1. Greg
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        You've got me wondering about flipping that around and trying to do a batch of tea infused condensed milk now...

        I love sweetened condensed milk too (I use it in tea)

        You've got me wondering about flipping that around and trying to do a batch of tea infused condensed milk now...

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    2. Grawlix
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      It still had that tension to me. There was one point where she was happy and talking about how well things were going and how much progress she made, and I saw the runtime was only at about half,...

      It still had that tension to me. There was one point where she was happy and talking about how well things were going and how much progress she made, and I saw the runtime was only at about half, and thought , "oh no." And I was almost certain that removing the eggshells would be a lot more difficult without cracking the chocolate underneath.

      It was a relief to see it all go well. :p I'm almost tempted to make these. Almost.

      1 vote
  2. tomf
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    The handmixer on the C stand is almost too perfect. This is the best series. I haven't had a Cadbury egg since I was a kid, but this has me thinking of sucking down a tube of condensed milk with...

    The handmixer on the C stand is almost too perfect. This is the best series.

    I haven't had a Cadbury egg since I was a kid, but this has me thinking of sucking down a tube of condensed milk with milk chocolate. haha

    3 votes
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    Greg
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this. I'll happily go to bat for the original Creme Egg in all its poorly filled, gloopy, grainy, overly-sweet glory (and this may well have inspired me to add a couple to my...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. I'll happily go to bat for the original Creme Egg in all its poorly filled, gloopy, grainy, overly-sweet glory (and this may well have inspired me to add a couple to my next food order), but I'd love to try this version as well because the flavours sound amazing.

    2 votes
    1. Grawlix
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      Seconded. I love the idea of the Cadbury Creme Egg, but every one I've tried has been a profound disappointment. (The graininess especially, blegh, but the over-sweetness is a close second.) So, I...

      Seconded. I love the idea of the Cadbury Creme Egg, but every one I've tried has been a profound disappointment. (The graininess especially, blegh, but the over-sweetness is a close second.) So, I think I'd love Claire's actually-good version.

      3 votes
  4. deknalis
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    There was something Cronenberg-esque about the blowing out of eggs at 6:39.

    There was something Cronenberg-esque about the blowing out of eggs at 6:39.

    1 vote