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March 27, 2008

Crème Brûlée

The time has come to prepare my first Crème Brûlée, that for sure was not the last.


Ingredients:
500 g heavy cream
1 vanilla bean
5 egg yolks
60g sugar
cane sugar for the caramel top

Preheat oven to 150°C. Pour cream in a pot and scrape the vanilla bean out into it. Put the pod into the pot and gently bring the vanilla cream mixture to a boil over a low heat. Whisk frequently. When the cream starts to steam, remove. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Add hot cream to the egg mixture. Divide mixture in 6 ovenproof forms and chill over night.
Pour simmering water into an ovenproof dish about halfway up the sides of the forms with the cream in it. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. Cool for 3 hours in the fridge. Before serving sprinkle cane sugar and burn to caramelize.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I have not tried making a Crème Brûlée yet though it is on my to try list. Your Crème Brûlée looks good.

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