More videos from this episode Kitchen Torches We tested a hardware-store propane torch against petite kitchen torches fueled by butane. Classic Creme Brulee Lots of yolks, turbinado sugar, an instant-read thermometer, and a final chill are the keys to perfect créme brûlée. Egg Yolks and Custard How do egg yolks thicken custard? Steak au Poivre with Brandied Cream Sauce Steak au poivre can be nothing more than uninspired skillet steak. We were after the real thing—a silky sauce married to a well-seared crust of pungent, cracked peppercorns.