July 27th marks National Crème Brûlée Day, and here at Orlean Home Fragrances, we think it's worth celebrating!
It's the perfect excuse to indulge your taste buds with a rich, creamy dessert. But first, we thought we'd share some creme brulee, also known as "Crema Catalana or Trinity Burnt Creme," history with you.
Creme Brulee dates back to Medieval times when a custard topped with caramelized sugar called Crema Catalana was served in Spain. In the 15th century, the burnt cream dessert made its way to England and was branded with the official college crest and served at Trinity College in Cambridge.
In the 1600s, Cambridge Burnt Cream, or "Trinity Cream" as it became known, was prepared regularly. And in 1691, the French cookbook, "Le Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois" featured the first printed recipe for Creme Brulee dessert! And we're so glad it did! Who knew that vanilla custard with a brittle crust of caramelized sugar would taste so good?
We wanted to replicate that indulgence for your senses when we created our Creme Brulee fragrance as Creme Brulee has been a popular dessert in New Orleans for years. July 27th is the perfect day to wake up and light your Creme Brulee candle or pull out your Creme Brulee reed diffuser, wax melts, or lamp oil. Indulge your senses all day long, and then you can pretend you're visiting Chef Emeril Lagasse's NOLA Restaurant and try your hand at this classic version of Creme Brulee!