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Can I put 'pop rocks'...

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Just wondering about the feasibility, this is for a halloween party my daughter has been invited to.

Guess who's doing dessert for it? :biggrin:

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Candy Corn with chocolate chips in a brulee might be cool though. Maybe use some orange food coloring in the custard too.

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That would look so much like vomit brulee it wouldn't be funny, unless you were a kid, in which case it would be hilarious.

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That would look so much like vomit brulee it wouldn't be funny, unless you were a kid, in which case it would be hilarious.

Yes, that was my line of thinking.

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If I was one of those kids I would be thinking, why can't you keep you creamy bruley to youselves and just give us the candy.

I think that the pop rocks only works out if mixed in just before serving since they start popping away as soon as they hit moisture.

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I agree. Too wet. I wonder if they'd pop on cut marshmallows. Or is you could somehow get it to stick to popcorn.


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I would just make a regular plain creme brulee and serve it with a thick layer of pop rocks spread evenly on top instead of burning it with sugar, that way the pop rocks still pop and you still have the custard bottom. Just thinking about it is making my teeth hurt.

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What happens if you blowtorch a layer of pop rocks? Will it melt into a pop rock crust? Will the sizzle part still work?

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that is pretty cool, katie.

Thanks Herb.

Coming from you, I'll consider that high praise :cool:

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Actually, I had a great meal at "Les Magnolias" in Le Perreux sur Marne outside of Paris. He was compared by Patricia Wells as being similar in what he is doing now, to what Gagnaire was doing in the '80's . One of his starters had pop-rocks in it, but pop rocks in it's pure form, without flavor, just the exploding sensation. Can't remember the rest of the dish, but here's the site: Les Magnolias


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I can't wait for my kids to be older so that I can make this cake for a Halloween party. Oh my, that is classic.

Thanks Katie.

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Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

kittylitter.jpg

It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box.  Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

Maybe you could put Pop Rocks in the Kitty Litter cake. When they start popping in the kids' mouths, you can say that the kitty had worms and the pop rocks are live worms that came through in the poop.

If you're going to be disgusting, why not go all out?

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Yes you can, and I've eaten it at Le Champignon Sauvage and described the sensation in this article. However, I don't know exactly how the effect was achieved, only that the candy was incorporated in the brulee layer.

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Re:

Vomit looking creme brulee.

That's sounds like something the kids would like.

I had a suggestion to make it "booger-ish".

I like the idea of spinkling it with the 'rocks though.

Thank's for all the input.

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Maybe a wild mix of orange, purple, green, red jellos cut into cubes and sprinkled with pop rocks would be tasty, amusing, and palatable.

Chocolate creme brulee with candy corn garnishes

Don't forget to bob for apples

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Yes you can, and I've eaten it at Le Champignon Sauvage and described the sensation in this article. However, I don't know exactly how the effect was achieved, only that the candy was incorporated in the brulee layer.

Fascinating.

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Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

kittylitter.jpg

It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box.  Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

Maybe you could put Pop Rocks in the Kitty Litter cake. When they start popping in the kids' mouths, you can say that the kitty had worms and the pop rocks are live worms that came through in the poop.

If you're going to be disgusting, why not go all out?

Claire is soooo smart.

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that is pretty cool, katie.

Thanks Herb.

Coming from you, I'll consider that high praise :cool:

is that to imply that i am skimpy on the compliments?

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