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Crème  Caramel     Veg   CD  DP   70mins plus chilling

Serves 4      Cold   Vegetarian  Desserts   Pudding  Gluten Wheat free



For the Caramel

175g/6oz Granulated Sugar

90ml/3fl.oz. Water

Other ingredients

540ml/18fl.oz. Milk

4 Eggs, beaten

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

a few drops of Vanilla Extract

1 teasp cornflour




1. Preheat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas mark 2.


2. Make the caramel by placing the sugar in a small saucepan together with the water . Allow the sugar to dissolve over a low heat then bring to the boil. Continue to boil rapidly until it turns a medium golden brown colour then remove from the heat immediately.  


3. Pour the caramel into the base of an ovenproof dish, swirling around the bottom and slightly up the sides to coat.


4. Place the dish into a large roasting tin and pour in cold water until it reaches half way up the side of the dish.


5. Place the milk in a saucepan, and slowly heat to very hot but not boiling.


6.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, vanilla extract  and cornflour then pour the hot milk over the egg mixture and mix well.


7. Slowly strain the mixture into the dish containing the caramel.


8. Place the dish in a baking tin filled with 5cm/2inches of hot water then carefully place the water bath into the oven and cook for 1 hour. Allow to cool before refrigerating. Chill until cold.


8. To serve - invert onto a large plate.



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