Today I lived my fantasy of brûléeing Peeps. Now I want to brûlée everything that's sugar-coated.
The appeal is obvious -- it's crème brûlée meets s'more. Unlike a creme brûlée, the sugar on a Peep is very fine, resulting in a very thin sugar crust. Think: a film of frost rather than a hard chunk of ice.
At first, I was a little scared to use the blow torch. It's not some frou-frou Williams-Sonoma thing -- it's the real deal to solder pipes and repair cars. I assembled a kit and was kinda scared I was gonna blow up.
But I guess my pyro tendencies took over and I got the hang of it. FIRE!