RECIPE: Crema Catalana From Toledo -Tapas, Steak and Seafood at Disney World
Still searching for that perfect Christmas Dinner dessert? Don’t worry! Here at MickeyBlog we have you covered with an amazing sweet treat compliments of Toledo-Tapas, Steak and Seafood in the new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
Crema Catalana, originating from the Spanish region of Catalonia, has a wonderful citrus-infused creaminess with a hint of cinnamon and a crunchy layer of burned sugar. This traditional Spanish dessert is surprisingly easy to make at home making it the perfect addition to your holiday get-together.
Let’s take a look at the recipe:
Crema Catalana- Serves 6
- 1 small lemon
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2/3 cups sugar/ divided
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- Peel lemon. Place lemon peels in a medium saucepan with milk. Split vanilla bean in half. Scrape seeds into milk. Add cinnamon stick and 1/2 cup sugar.
- Cook mixture over low heat until contents reach a temperature of 200º F. Remove from heat and cover. Steep at room temperature for 2 hours.
- While milk is cooling, whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup sugar together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Strain cooled milk mixture into a clean saucepan and bring to a boil on medium to low heat. Turn off heat.
- Slowly whisk 1/2 up of hot milk mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Strain egg yolk mixture into milk mixture whisking constantly. Turn heat to low and cook whisking constantly for 5 minutes, until thick. Remove from heat.
- Place 4 ounces of custard into clay ramekins. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- To serve, sprinkle 1 TBSP of sugar on the top of each Crema Catalana. Caramelize using a butane culinary torch. Serve with orange segments.
If you do not have a culinary torch, you may caramelize in the oven. Be sure to use oven-proof ramekins. Pre-heat oven to high broil. Place chilled Crema Catalana ramekins on baking sheet. Be sure dessert is free from condensation before broiling. If not, blot with a paper towel. Broil 3-5 minutes. Monitor closely until sugar has melted and a crispy brown crust has formed.
You can find this dessert as well as other dishes and small plates inspired by the flavors of Spain at the newly opened Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This new culinary hotspot also features sweeping views of Walt Disney World Resort making this rooftop restaurant a unique and special dining experience.
For more information and to make reservations visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app.
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