Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee


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About this recipe: This is a very nice dessert to serve when entertaining.


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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Reviews (3)


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

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