Classic Creme Brûlée

February 10, 2021

Classic Creme Brûlée 

Ingredients

Custard

  • 12 ea Egg yolks
  • 6 oz granulated sugar
  • 3 pt heavy creme, hot
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt

Brûlée 

  • 8 oz granulated sugar to coat the top of each custard
  • Butane torch or Kitchen torch


Steps **ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS WHEN WORKING WITH OPEN FLAMES!***

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Mix together egg yolks and granulated sugar until combined. 
  3. Slowly temper the egg yolks by adding the hot heavy cream to the egg yolk mixture, then add the vanilla and salt and strain the entire mixture.
  4. In a deep baking dish, arrange 12 shallow ramekins and divide the custard mixture evenly between the ramekins.
  5. Fill the baking dish halfway up the side of the ramekins with hot water.
  6. Place your set up in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes until the custard is just set.
  7. Cool, then refregerate.
  8. To finish, lightly dab any moisture off the top of the custard and sprinkle the granulated sugar on top of the custard, coating the entire surface.
  9. Continue this step for the remaining custards.
  10. Under a broiler, or with a torch, heat the sugar until caramelized. Once cooled, the melted sugar will form a thin, hard layer. serve within 1-2 hours. If completed custards are held too long, the tops will soften.

 

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