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Ginger Chile Creme Brulee

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“I found this recipe in the fall 2005 issue of Sabroso, a local entertainment and dining guide. It is credited to Larry Hunter, a scientist at the National Institute of Health who is reported to be an accomplished cook. He developed this for a potluck gathering of "chileheads". Don't let the name fool you, this recipe is sweet and very spicy.”
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  1. In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thick and pale yellow.
  2. Add the cream, liqueur, gingerroot, and chiles.
  3. Place the mixture in the top of a double boiler over gently simmering water.
  4. Stir constantly for 30 to 45 minutes or until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove the custard from heat and strain into a large, clean bowl.
  6. The custard will thicken as it cools. Chill for a least 2 hours or overnight; divide among 6 5-oz custard cups.
  7. When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of sugar over each custard and caramelize with brulee torch or under broiler. Place in refrigerator and chill for a few minutes before serving.

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