If you’re a fan of rich, creamy desserts, then creme brulee is a must-try. The French dessert is a true classic and has become a favorite among foodies and gourmet enthusiasts. Its silky texture and caramelized sugar topping make it a deliciously indulgent treat. It makes me feel so fancy when I eat it.
Creme brulee is made with a few simple ingredients including cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. One of the best things about creme brulee is its versatility. While the classic recipe is made with vanilla, you can easily switch things up by adding different flavors such as chocolate, coffee, or even lavender. Additionally, it can be served in a variety of ways, from traditional ramekins to cute shot glasses or even used as a filling for cakes and pastries.
Overall, creme brulee is a dessert that is sure to impress. Its velvety texture and crunchy top make it a decadent treat that is perfect for special occasions or a fancy dinner party. So, next time you’re looking to indulge in something sweet, give creme brulee a try, and you won’t be disappointed.
- 2 cups heavy or light cream, or half-and-half
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar, more for topping
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a pot of hot water for the water bath.
- Heat the cream and vanilla in a saucepan until it comes to a simmer. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add to saucepan along with vanilla bean pod. If you are using extract put it in the cream and bring to a simmer.
- Next, whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl until it becomes light and frothy. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks while whisking continuously to avoid cooking the eggs.
- Bake in preheated oven 30 – 45 minutes, until set but centers still jiggle slightly (bake time will vary based on which size of ramekins used, less time for smaller, more time for larger). Cool at room temperature 30 minutes then transfer to refrigerator to chill 2 hours.
- The final step is to sprinkle sugar on the top of the custard and use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar, creating a crunchy, golden-brown topping.
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 41.41 g||63.1%|
|Saturated Fat 24.72 g||120%|
|Cholesterol 315.29 mg||105%|
|Sodium 121.49 mg||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.3 g||1.3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0||0|
|Sugars 3.79 g|
|Protein 5.26 g|
|Vitamin A 44.17 %||Vitamin C 0.8 %|
|Calcium 10.44 %||Iron 2.76 %|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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