Caramelized Perfection: Classic Crème Brûlée

Picture this: a luxurious, creamy custard hidden beneath a perfectly caramelized sugar crust. That’s the magic of our Classic Crème Brûlée recipe. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of culinary finesse, you can create this timeless dessert that’s sure to impress your guests.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (for caramelizing)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until the mixture is pale and slightly thickened.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and vanilla bean seeds until it’s just about to boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Strain the mixture to remove any solids, and then divide it among ramekins.
  6. Place the ramekins in a baking dish, and fill the dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the custard is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  8. Remove the ramekins from the water bath, let them cool, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  9. Before serving, sprinkle a thin layer of white sugar on top of each custard. Caramelize the sugar using a kitchen torch or under the broiler until it’s golden and crispy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Indulge in the rich and velvety delight of Classic Crème Brûlée. It’s a dessert that defines sophistication and taste.

Nutrition: (per serving) Calories – 450 | Fat – 35g | Carbohydrates – 30g | Protein – 4g

Imagine savoring that first crack as your spoon breaks through the caramelized sugar crust, revealing the creamy custard beneath. The contrast of textures and the delicate balance of sweetness make our Classic Crème Brûlée a true masterpiece. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a desire for something extraordinary, this recipe will leave a lasting impression. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this Caramelized Perfection today.

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