Creme Brulee

Crunchy burnt sugar crust over a rich smooth creamy custard....


Ingredients:

Heavy cream-500 ml
Egg yolks-6
Caster Sugar-100 gm + for dusting
Vanilla pod-1

Contrasting layers of burnt sugar and custard
  • Directions
  • Preheat oven to 150°C.

  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy in a large bowl.

  • Take cream in a pan, scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod into the cream.Throw in the scraped pods too.
  • Heat the cream just until boiling and remove from heat.Discard the pods now.

  • Now pour the cream over the beaten egg yolk mix whisking continuously.

Creme brulee
  • Pour this into six ramekins through a sieve.

  • Scoop off the foam with a spoon and discard.

  • Place the ramekins in a larger baking pan(roasting pan for eg.) and place this in the preheated oven.
  • Pour boiling temperature water into the larger pan just until the water level is half the height of the ramekins.(Bain Marie technique)

  • Bake for about 40-45 mins or the center of the ramekins is wobbly with the edges set.

  • Remove the ramekins from the water and cool on wire rack for about 15-30 mins.Then chill in the refrigerator preferably overnight before serving.

  • Before serving dust caster sugar  over the surface of the custard.Spread with a spoon for an even layer.Using a blow torch caramelize the top sugar layer evenly.

  • A broiler can also be used for this if a blow torch is not available.

  • Place it back into the refrigerator for a couple more minutes to cool.

kenz

Microbiologist and Professional Cook.

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