So for my birthday I got a new toy…a TORCH! I was super excited and so my friend Tanya came over last Sunday and we made Crème Brulee. It was SO good! Here’s the recipe for you all to try: (PS: Having someone take pictures while you are working is SO handy…thank you Tanya!)
What you need:
- 4 4-oz. Ramekins
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Extra Large or Jumbo Egg Yolks
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare some boiling water.
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan, 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla until smooth and light.
4. Pout hot cream mixture into egg yolks, a little at a time, beating continuously until well blended. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Divide mixture among four 4oz. ramekins.
(I used four 6 oz. ramekins instead of the 4 oz. and it worked well also)
5. Arrange ramekins in a baking pan and place on middle shelf of the preheated oven. Fill pan with boiling water to halfway up sides of the ramekins.
6. Over pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until custard just set, about 25 minutes.
7. Chill for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
8. Sprinkle remaining sugar evenly over the top of cooled custards. (about 4 tsp. per ramekin)
9. With a cooking torch, move the fame continuously over the surface of the ramekins.
10. Continue in a circular motion until sugar melts and becomes golden brown and bubbly.
11. Serve immediately surrounded with fresh berries if desired.
Image credit belongs to One Fell Swoop