It seems like there are many recipes with varying amount of difficulty for making the Brulee. I found one I liked here, and tweaked it for my tastes! I think using real vanilla bean makes the difference! It is super creamy and yummy, and sooo easy. It is also Gluten Free so I shared with my Mother In Law and she loved it!
Depending on the size of your ramekins this makes from 4-6 servings
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tbl vanilla extract
1/2 vanilla bean, sliced open and the seeds scraped out
extra sugar for caramelizing on the top (I used Vanilla Sugar)
Bake for approximately one hour. Check for doneness and continue to cook if needed (knife should come out cleanly)
Chill overnight and place a layer of sugar on top of each ramekin and torch it till it turns light brown. You can also do this in the broiler, just keep an eye on it