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Crème Brulée      Veg   CD   DP  British  30mins plus chilling



Serves 4    Cold  Vegetarian   Dessert   Puddings  Gluten Wheat Free




300ml/10 fl.oz. Double Cream

1 Vanilla Pod

4 Egg Yolks

100g/4oz Caster Sugar





1. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3.


2. Place the cream and vanilla pod in  a saucepan and heat the to hot but not boiling. Remove from the heat and set aside.


3. In a large heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the sugar until  the mixture is pale and thick.


4. Set the bowl containing the egg yolk mixture over a saucepan of simmering water then gradually pour the hot cream onto the eggs, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.


5. Continue to cook, stirring all the time, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon. Be careful not to let it boil.


6. Strain the mixture into 4 individual ramekins and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven, allow to cool then chill for at least 3 hours.


7. Preheat the grill to VERY hot.


8. Sprinkle the remaining sugar evenly over the surface of the chilled crèmes.


9. Grill,  1 inch away from the heat source, for 3-4 minutes until the sugar melts and caramelises. Alternatively, use a brulee iron or a blow torch held close to the surface of the sugar and constantly moved back and forth until the sugar browns and bubbles. TAKE CARE if using this method.


10. Remove from the heat, cool and chill for a further hour before serving.



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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


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