Maida's creme brulee

    8 hours 50 min

    A classic baked custard dessert that is perfect with a side of sponge fingers or an orange fruit salad. I make it in a large ceramic baking dish, the custard can be baked in individual ramekins.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml double cream
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 75g caster sugar, for topping

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas mark 3.
    2. Stir together cream and 1 tablespoon sugar; heat through in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Whisk egg yolks into the cream; pour into a large shallow dish and stand in a roasting tin filled with 2.5cm boiling water.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 40 minutes; leave to cool overnight.
    4. Sprinkle 75g caster sugar evenly over top of custard. Place under a very hot grill until sugar has melted and turned golden, about 2 minutes.

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