Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky Taps into a Childhood Memory to Create this Summery Crème Brûlée

Executive Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky of Chicago-based Swift & Sons was only 10 years old when her mom ordered crème brûlée for her and her sister on a trip to California. She had no idea what it was, but was forever changed the second her spoon cracked through that caramelized top.

“My initial thought was, ‘What is this?! It was pudding, but it had crunchy...