Vanilla crème brûlée

Vanilla crème brûlée


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About this recipe: A gorgeous creamy creme brulee recipe, made with real vanilla pods. You can't beat real vanilla, but use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a pinch.

BabyCnashCnash95 Middlesex, England, UK

Makes: 3 ramekins

  • 300g double cream
  • 1/2 vanilla pod, halved and seeds scraped
  • 80g egg yolks
  • 65g sugar, plus extra

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr5min 

  1. Use your scale to measure all of the ingredients.
  2. Bring the cream and vanilla seeds to the boil slowly. In a bowl, whisk yolk and sugar together until pale.
  3. Pour 1/3 cream mixture over the yolk mix, stir in well. Add to the rest of the remaining cream, off the heat. Pass through a fine sieve.
  4. Pour into three ramekins and cook in a bain marie for 45 minutes at 140 C, or until set. Cool to room temperature, then chill.
  5. Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar over each ramekin, then caramelise with a blow torch or under a hot grill.

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