Friday, August 15, 2008

Creme Brulee

For my mom’s birthday I wanted to make her a dessert that would be tasty but not super filling since we were dining out and would already be full. Instead of just ice cream I wanted to give her something she never gets to have and that’s when I thought of Crème Brulee!

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup sugar

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla

  • 6 egg yolks

  • Granulated Brown Sugar

In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of cream, sugar, and salt until almost boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining cream, vanilla, and egg yolks. Add to heated cream and sugar mixture. Pour through strainer to ensure a smooth mixture is poured into the cups.

Pour cream mixture into creme brulee dishes that are set in a towel-lined pan. This will keep dishes from moving around. Carefully pour hot water around the dishes. Do not drop water into cream mixture.

Bake in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes or until custard has just set. (Baking time depends on the depth of dishes).

Carefully remove dishes from pan and place on a wire rack. When cooled, place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Remove and sprinkle sugar across top of each dish and using a torch heat sugar until golden brown. Place back in refrigerator for an additional 30-45 minutes to chill. Serve.

1 comment:

Cate said...

Those are beautiful!