Creme Brulee

This is my favorite dessert that I usually make on special occasion or for a romantic dinner with my husband.Creme brulee is a french word for burnt cream.Its basically custard that is rich and creamy. This fancy dessert does not need a lot of effort and can be done ahead of time.

serves 4

6 egg yolks
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 whole vanilla bean
1 tablespoon brandy  (optional)
about 4 tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 325 degrees

In a medium saucepan heat cream on medium-low.slice vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds in to cream. add the liquor (optional) and bring the cream to a simmer.

While the cream is coming to simmer, whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a medium sized bowl.
When the cream starts to simmer remove it from heat and pour a little amount to the yolks. continue to whisk and slowly add the rest of the cream.

Pour the custard into a medium-large measuring cup. Place the ramekins into a large glass deep baking dish. Pour the custard into ramekins 3/4 full.

Carefully pour boiling hot water in to the baking dish reaching half way of the ramekins.
Transfer the ramekins to the oven. and bake custard for about 25-30 minutes. Cool custard without taking it from the dish.

Once the custard is cooled, place them in the fridge for atleast 4 hours.

To serve brulee, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on the top of the custard. caramelize them by either using a kitchen torch or by placing it in the oven under 500 degrees broil and bring the level to the highest position. I like it very cold so I place it back in the fridge to cool down. Garnish with fresh berries.

Creme Brulee

Ingredients

  • serves 4
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
  • about 4 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a medium saucepan heat cream on medium-low.slice vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds in to cream. add the liquor (optional) and bring the cream to a simmer.
  3. While the cream is coming to simmer, whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a medium sized bowl.
  4. When the cream starts to simmer remove it from heat and pour a little amount to the yolks. continue to whisk and slowly add the rest of the cream.
  5. Pour the custard into a medium-large measuring cup. Place the ramekins into a large glass deep baking dish. Pour the custard into ramekins 3/4 full.
  6. Carefully pour boiling hot water in to the baking dish reaching half way of the ramekins.
  7. Transfer the ramekins to the oven. and bake custard for about 25-30 minutes. Cool custard without taking it from the dish.
  8. Once the custard is cooled, place them in the fridge for atleast 4 hours.
  9. To serve brulee, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on the top of the custard. caramelize them by either using a kitchen torch or by placing it in the oven under 500 degrees broil and bring the level to the highest position. I like it very cold so I place it back in the fridge to cool down. Garnish with fresh berries.
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Comments

  1. Such a pretty little dessert. Lovely job.

  2. Thank you very much for the recipe! I love creme brûlée but it’s usually super expensive. Made some at home! Except, I couldn’t find a vanilla bean, had to use extract instead. Where do you get it in sac?

    • Delightsofculinaria says:

      Hi Marina,I used vanilla extract before,works just fine too.Since I bake a lot, I got it at costco (more=less$). But I think most of the stores have it.Thanks!;)

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