Classic Creme Brulee

Classic Creme Brulee


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About this recipe: This elegant dessert is the perfect end to any meal. It's easy to make and tastes fantastic. A rich, creamy egg custard is served with a brittle caramel topping.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 475ml single cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs and sugar until smooth; set aside.
  2. Heat cream in a double boiler until bubbles start to form at edges. Remove from heat and whisk into egg mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
  3. Return mixture to double boiler and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Cook 2 minutes more, then remove from heat. Cool completely. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Preheat grill.
  5. Pour cooled mixture into a 1 litre, shallow baking dish and place dish in an ice bath, in a larger, ovenproof dish.
  6. Sprinkle dark brown soft sugar over surface of mixture and place under preheated grill for 1 to 2 minutes, until top is lightly browned and bubbly.

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