The City of Love is one nickname for Paris. My mom and dad spent over a year in Paris, so French desserts have always surrounded the dinner table for us. Creme Brulee is one of my favorite’s. It’s basically a soft custard topped with skinny layer of crunchy caramelized sugar. Yummy! 🙂 Here’s the recipe!
6 egg yolks
¹⁄ 3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whipping cream
8 teaspoons granulated sugar
Boiling water You’ll also need a 13 by 9 inch pan and 4 ramekins.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the four ramekins in the 13×9-inch pan. In a small bowl, slightly beat the egg yolks with a wire whisk. In large bowl, stir whipping cream, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and the vanilla until it’s well mixed. Then add the egg yolks; beat with wire whisk until evenly colored and well blended. Pour the mix evenly into the ramekins. Then place the pan with the ramekins in the oven. Pour the boiling water into the pan, until it covers two-thirds of the ramekins. Be careful you don’t splash any water onto the custard! Bake it for 30 to 40 minutes or until the top is light golden brown. The center will be jiggly like jello! Carefully remove the ramekins, and place them on a cooling rack. Wait about two hours. Then cover them tightly with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least four hours.
With the remaining 8 teaspoons of sugar, sprinkle two teaspoons on top of each custard. Preheat the oven to a broil. Place thee dishes under the broiler, and wait for the sugar to melt. Make sure it doesn’t burn! You can also caramelize the sugar with a heating torch. Serve it immediately, or refrigerate it again. Top with berries if you want. Eat Up. 🙂