Crème Brulée Hearts

    4 hours 10 min

    The hardest part of this recipe is finding heart-shaped moulds to serve it in for Valentine's Day! Don't worry, it's so good, you'll be making it more than once a year.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 250ml milk
    • 250ml cream or creme fraiche
    • 100g caster sugar, divided
    • 1 or 2 vanilla pods
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C /Gas 2-3.
    2. Add the milk, cream and half of the sugar to a saucepan. Split the vanilla pods lengthways and, using the end of a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds. Add them to the milk. Stir and cook over low heat. Remove from heat when it starts to boil. Cool.
    3. In a bowl, mix the yolks with the remaining sugar with an electric mixer, until white and fluffy. Pour into the milk mixture and stir.
    4. Pour into heart-shaped moulds and place on a baking tray. Bake for an hour but don't let the mixture boil. Remove from oven and cool, then refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
    5. Just before serving, sprinkle with dark brown sugar and place under the grill for 1 or 2 minutes until brown.

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