Hello! Today we are getting fancy! One of my all-time favorite desserts is Creme Brûlée. I always order it for dessert and I love to make it at home. It is easy, delicious, AND you get to play with fire!
Here’s how to make it.
What you need:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- more sugar for sprinkling
First off, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Combine cream, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan and heat. You want to get this hot, but not boiling.
After it’s hot, set it aside.
In another bowl, combine egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat until fluffy.
This next part is a little bit tricky. You need to add the hot cream, but you don’t want to scramble the egg yolks, so you need to temper it by pouring just a little bit of the hot cream in, whisking it together fast, and slowly pour the rest in, and whisk together. It will be a foamy consistency.
Next, we need to pour it into our ramekins, so place four of them into a baking dish.
Slowly add the mixture to each of the cups. These are 8 oz ramekins.
Lastly, we are going to fill up the baking dish with boiling water. Pour it in only halfway up the ramekins. This prevents the custard from browning around the edges.
Place (CAREFULLY) into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until it’s set. This particular batch took 38 minutes, but it differs each time. You can tell if they are set by opening the oven and jiggling the pan a little bit.
So, you need to refrigerate these (I always leave them overnight) so that they are really cold. When you are ready to serve them, take them out of the fridge, sprinkle some sugar on top, and torch ’em. Torching them makes that crunchy caramelized sugar top that is OH SO delicious.
Some people top them with berries, whipped cream, caramel…but I like them just like this.
They are so good. Let me know if you try this recipe and if you like creme brûlée!
Thanks for reading! xx