J’ adore – Crème Brûlée.
Posted On March 30, 2013
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- 1 pint of double cream
- 5 egg yolks
- 60 grams of caster sugar
- 1 vanilla pod cut in half-length way
The day before you going to serve the crème brûlée.
In a mixing bowl place the egg yolks and the caster sugar. Whisk the mixture with an electric whisk for about 5 mins. Until the egg yolks become white and firm. Boil the cream with the vanilla pod then pour over the sugar, egg yolks mix. Stir everything together until homogenised. Pour the mixture back in the pan and cook like a custard for about 5 to 7 mins. Over a low heat. When the mixture becomes thick and bodied then the crème is cooked. Poor straight away in the dishes. And place your Crème Brûlée in the fridge and leave to set ideally for 12 hours minimum.
About 15 mins before eating sprinkle a fine layer of brown sugar then blow torch the top of the crème brûlée until the sugar is all caramelised. Place in the fridge for about 5 mins to cool off. You may if you wish had few fresh fruit on the side.
Et voilà. Bon appetit