Creme Brulee

    40 min

    This is a very nice dessert to serve when entertaining.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 6 egg yolks
    • 6 tablespoons caster sugar, divided
    • 600ml (1 pint) double cream
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2.
    2. Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy.
    3. Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to the boil. Remove the cream from heat immediately. Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat until combined.
    4. Pour cream mixture into the top of a double boiler. Stir over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon; approximately 3 minutes. Remove mixture from heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
    6. Preheat grill.
    7. In a small bowl combine remaining 2 tablespoons caster sugar and brown sugar. Sift this mixture evenly over custard. Place dish under grill until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so as not to burn.
    8. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate until custard is set again.


    Try making individual creme brulees for a dinner party. Pour the custard into individual ramekins before baking, but be sure to decrease baking time accordingly.

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    Relatively easy to make but a bit tricky juggling a couple of things at once. Turned out really well and we all wanted more. I added some mango and passion fruit to the bottom of the ramekins before baking.  -  10 Sep 2010


    Something else. Add some mango and passion fruit to the bottom of the ramekins before adding custard and baking.  -  10 Sep 2010


    Found it really easy to make and might add fruit the next time.  -  16 Jan 2014