Creme Brulee

 

Creme Brulee
Introduction: On the dessert menus of any fancy restaurant you will find the Crème Brulee. I was intimidated at the beginning but this is a very easy and handy to make dessert. It is actually a rich custard covered with a layer of caramel.
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Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ⅓ cup of sugar (for the custard) + 3 teaspoons (for caramel decoration)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the egg yolks with the sugar
  2. In a small pan warm up the whipping cream, bring it close to boil but do not boil it
  3. Slowly add the warm whipping cream over the egg yolks and sugar mixture
  4. Mix well, add the vanilla essence
  5. Take a baking pan and put 4 ramekins in it
  6. Pour the custard in the ramekins
  7. Add water in the baking pan to reach to the half of the ramekins height.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 350 F for 40 minutes until the custard has set
  9. Take out of the oven, let it cool for about 1 hour
  10. Sprinkle with sugar and using a kitchen torch caramelize the sugar
  11. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

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