Creme Brulee

cremebrulee

Smooth luscious cream topped by crunchy caramelized sugar.  Enough said.  This is the quintessential romantic dessert for two.

Creme Brulee
 
Makes 2 6-ounce ramekins.
Ingredients
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla.
  2. Pour into the ramekins. Place the ramekins in a 8 or 9" square glass baking dish. Make a water bath for them to cook in by pouring 2 cups of very hot water into the dish, or enough to come up about ½" on the sides of the ramekins.
  3. Bake at 300° for 50-60 minutes. The custards are done when only the middle is slightly jiggly.
  4. Cool the custards in the water bath, then cover them with plastic wrap before moving them to the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  5. When ready to caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over each custard. Melt the sugar with the torch until it is browned and hard. Serve immediately.


Comments

  1. says

    Ya know, I don’t think I have ever actually made this… It does sound good though. I have recently started discovering the whole vanilla extract vs. real thing. I used to always just get the cheap stuff, but the good kind really does make a big difference.

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