Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Creme Brulee

Hey y'all, if you're anything like LOOOVE sweets. One of my favorites is Creme Brulee. Here's a recipe that is easy as pie.


2 cups whipping cream
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
Fresh raspberries or strawberries for garnish

1.) Heat oven to 275. Place the whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Using a wire whisk, whisk until sugar dissolves, and mixture is smooth.
2.) Evenly pour mixture into five 5x1-inch oval baking dishes. Place dishes in a water bath (a baking pan or jelly roll that is filled with water so that the water is at least halfway up the height).
3.) Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 275. Custard should not be completely set when in the oven.
A good test for doneness is to lightly tap the custard dish. The entire custard should "ripple" at the same time, if the inner part moves faster then the outer edges let the custards cook a little longer.
4.) Cool custards in water in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan and refrigerate at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.
5.) When ready to serve custard, sprinkle evenly with 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, covering the entire surface of the custard. Using a kitchen butane torch, carefully caramelize brown sugar.
Let stand 5 minutes until sugar hardens. Garnish with raspberries or strawberries. I like to use raspberries.


Nancy said...

This sounds good and something that I can actually do! ;-) I know I'm going to love your new blog!


Libby@CookingWithLibby said...

I am so scared to use a kitchen torch! But I have tasted Creme Brulee and it is awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Gigi, I love this blog and am going to be visiting regularly! I had Creme Brulee for the FIRST TIME last Sunday. It was DELICIOUS!! I'm so excited to have the recipe to make it now!!! *HUGS* Cass