Creme Brulee (pronounced as “krem broo-LAY”) is a classic French dessert consisting of a custard topped with caramelized sugar.
The custard for creme brulee is traditionally made with cream, egg yolks and sugar, and flavored with vanilla. If you want to learn how to prepare it, keep reading.
Here are the ingredients you need to prepare this delicious Creme Brulee.
- 4 cups of heavy cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup in mixture
- 1/2 cup for crust
To prepare the recipe begin heating the heavy cream and the vanilla extract in a sauce pan until hot, but not boiling. In a medium bowl, whisk the 6 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar until well mixed. Pour in the hot cream gradually, mixing continually. Place six (7 to 8-ounce) ramekins into a large roasting pan. Pour hot water into the pan to come roughly halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Pour the egg mixture into the ramekins and bake at 325˚F / 165˚C for 45 – 50 minutes.
The crème brûlée should be set, but still a little jiggly in the middle. Remove the ramekins from the roasting pan, allow to cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours and up to three days. Remove the Creme Brulee from the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before browning the sugar on top. Spread a tablespoon of sugar on top of each Creme Brulee. Using a torch, melt the sugar to for a crispy top. If you don’t have a torch, you can broil the Creme Brulee to melt the sugar. Keep an eye on it, to make sure you don’t over cook it. Allow the Creme Brulee to sit for at least five minutes before serving.ADS