Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Classic Creme Brulee

Creme boyfriend's true love. ;o)

It is the only dessert that he really likes. In fact, he likes it so much that he makes it himself, and I just assist him. :o) Personally, creme brulee is not my favorite dessert because it lacks something that I find to be a necessary ingredient in a delightful dessert.....Chocolate! I do suppose you could make some sort of chocolate creme brulee, but so far all we have had is your basic creme brulee with fruit. Enjoy!

1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbs. plus additional 1/3 cup sugar
2 extra large or jumbo egg yolks
½ tsp. vanilla extract

•Preheat oven to 300ºF. Prepare some boiling water.
•In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and 2 Tbs sugar; cook, stirring occasionally until small bubbles appear around edges of pan, 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
•In a bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla until smooth and light. Pour hot cream mixture into egg yolks, a little at a time, beating continuously until well blended. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Divide mixture among four 4 oz. ramekins.
•Arrange ramekins in a baking pan and place on middle shelf of preheated oven. Fill pan with boiling water to halfway up sides of ramekins. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until custard is just set, about 25 minutes (use caution when removing ramekins from oven as they will be very hot!). Chill 2-3 hours.
•Sprinkle remaining sugar evenly over top of cooled custards. With the kitchen torch, move the flame continuously over the surface of the ramekins, in a circular motion until sugar melts and becomes golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately surrounded by fresh fruit or refrigerate for later use (if saving for later use, wait to torch the sugar until ready to serve).

Thanks B for all the hard work and help with this one!



  1. this looks delightful! my boyfriend LOVES creme brulee too! must be a guy thing ;-)
    -Mini Baker

  2. Guys love creme brulee! My husband really, really likes it too. I think it's one of his favorites. Looks terrific and sure it fun to make.

  3. My daughter loves just saying "creme brulee," ever since seeing High School Musical. (If you aren't in the know...Zeke wants to be a chef.) I've actually never made one, but I think I should. It looks great!

  4. I don't get the prepare boiling water part? Why?

  5. You have to put the ramekins in a pan filled with boiling water halfway up the side of the ramekins so that the creme brulee with cook properly.

  6. Creme brulee was my trademark in college! I would always make it at odd times and make all my friends try my newest batch. Love the simplicity of this!

  7. It's one of my favorite desserts! Love love love creme brulee. My husband, however, is a pie guy--peanut butter pie to be exact. Will have to save this recipe for a special occasion.