Sunday, October 2, 2011

Creme Brulee

I have been wanting to make Creme Brulee ever since my husband bought me a mini torch. Previously, I had been using the one he has for his barbecuing which is huge and scary!

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

2 cups heavy cream
5 egg yolks
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)

Mix the cream, yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and vanilla seeds in a large bowl. Really mix it until well incorporated. I would let it settle a bit so the bubbles calm down

Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees

Place ramekins in a large baking dish (you want to be able to pour water in half way up the side of the ramekins)

Fill each ramekin with the mixture, topping off as needed

Pour HOT water into the baking dish (half way up the side of the ramekins)

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


Debbie said...

This looks fantastic Cheryl! I've never made this but would love to. I need to get a torch though first!

Marjie said...

I went to buy a cooking torch once, and my dearly beloved forbade it. He loves to think I'm incompetent with tools, and I don't spoil his illusions. Your creme brulee looks wonderful!

Pam said...

This is my very favorite dessert - yours looks delicious Cheryl.

MaryBeth said...

I have never even eaten this before, I really think I must give it a try some time.

Anonymous said...

Creme brulee is the best. I've never made it at home. Good job.
Your husband bought you a mini torch - that's sweet. In case you had any doubts... he's a keeper!

The Blonde Duck said...

How are you feeling?

Anonymous said...

MMMMMMM,...Your crème brûlée looks just stunning, my friend!

I hope you are doing betterv after your recent stroke, my darling!!!

Kisses from Belgium to you!

grace said...

i look forward to any excuse to break out my torch--i'm a bit of a pyromaniac, i believe. this is a classic and lovely creation!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you're back, Cheryl!! Creme Brulee is a favorite at our house. Now I am so craving this!


sophia said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back, Cheryl!!! Happy to see you blogging again. I've certainly missed you.

I've never had a creme brulee I didn't like. My first one was at La Madeleine, but they didn't have a thin brittle sugar top.

(hug) hope you're doing well, Cheryl. <3<3

Kate Shrop said...

I love creme brulee! I could eat it anytime of the day

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