Friday, February 26, 2016

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée or Burnt cream is a sweet creamy custard topped with crispy browned sugar surface.
If you have a sweet tooth and if you are not scared of calories then this recipe is for you..

  1. Fresh cream- 2 cups
  2. Egg yolk- 5
  3. Sugar - 1/2 cup
  4. Vanilla extract/ puree - 2 tbs
  5. Sugar - 1/2 cup

  1. Beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla till it is mixed well and pale in color
  2. Heat milk cream in a pan until it starts to get slightly frothy on the edges
  3. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of hot cream to the yolk mixture and mix well
  4. Strain the above mixture in a fine mesh
  5. Add some more hot cream, about half a cup and whisk it well
  6. And finally add the whole of the milk cream to the egg mixture and mix well ( Step by step adding and mixing of hot cream to the egg mixture is done to avoid cooking of egg in hot cream)
  7. Pour the mixture equally among ramekins, about 3 or 4
  8. Preheat the oven to 325F heat
  9. Place the ramekins in a large roasting/cake pan with hot water filled till half of the ramekin height
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until set
  11. Cool them to room temperature and chill it in the fridge for 3-4 hrs
  12. Brown 1/2 cup of sugar with a tsp of water in a wide pan (Don't stir sugar during browning, you may swirl the pan for uniform browning)
  13. When sugar reaches the required color (see the picture for the color), pour it over the chilled pudding in ramekins to form a thin layer
Crème Brûlée is ready to be served. I loved cracking open the crispy browned sugar surface and digging into the creamy goodness :) 

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