Simply the best French delicacies

Creme brulee

Moderate
Ready in:
35 min
Serves 4

Authentic French recipe

Just a few simple ingredients are needed to create this extraordinary French dessert classic.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Pure cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
  • 5 Egg yolks
  • 1/3 Cup Caster sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Brown sugar

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Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 150°C/130°C fan-forced. Place a folded tea-towel in base of a roasting pan. Place four 3/4 cup-capacity ovenproof dishes in pan.
  • 2. Place cream and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally (don't boil), for 8 to 10 minutes or until just simmering.
  • 3. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and caster sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Gradually whisk in cream mixture until combined. Strain mixture into a heatproof jug. Pour into dishes. Add boiling water to pan until halfway up sides of dishes.
  • 4. Bake for 35 minutes or until almost set (mixture will wobble slightly). Remove dishes from pan. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 5. Preheat grill on high. Place a wet tea-towel in pan. Place dishes on top. Sprinkle brûlées with brown sugar. Arrange ice cubes around dishes to prevent custard overcooking. Grill for 5 minutes or until sugar starts to melt. Set aside for 5 minutes. Serve

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