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Would it be in any way possible to bake cookies using a blowtorch?

In other culinary applications, blowtorches are used to put a sear on foods that you exactly do not want to cook at the temperature used for searing. For a demonstration, point a blowtorch at any kind ...
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What is the proper technique for torching a creme brulee?

There are good videos on the internet showing how to properly caramelize the sugar; are you doing things differently ? Most of them just have the torch a couple of inches facing down over the sugar ...
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Is a blowtorch suitable for browning/caramelising steamed food?

Browning with a blowtorch is the standard method for finishing meat and fish cooked sous-vide. I see no reason why it couldn't also be used for microwaved or steamed dishes, with the caveat that ...
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How to achieve a good steak crust with a blowtorch?

It does take a couple of minutes to get a good crust with a torch, but judging by that photo something went wrong as there’s little crust on that picture. As aris mentioned, you need to ensure that ...
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Would it be in any way possible to bake cookies using a blowtorch?

While pointing a blow torch at cookie dough is 'possible' the direct heat is likely to caramelize the sugars too fast to get anything that resembles a cookie. If you look at The Science of Cooking ...
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Melting sugar on creme brulee with blow torch

I've caramelised thousands of creme brulees and I find that these points will help you. 1) Dry your custard surface of water/condensation 2) Use caster/ demerara sugar that is dry (not clumpy from ...
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Is a blowtorch suitable for browning/caramelising steamed food?

A blowtorch can technically be used for these tasks, but it'd be annoying and inefficent to do so. The basic issue is that a blowtorch is too hot and transfers too much heat. Quick heat transfer is ...
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using cooking propane torch held sideways

Practically speaking, you can tilt the torch down about 60degrees. Beyond that, it will tend to either cut off or flare. However, tilting it down that far is good enough for most purposes. Wanting ...
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