French Vanilla Creme Brulee

Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

I recently got one of those fun miniature torches. I was so excited to use it so I made some creme brulee. I love the taste of french vanilla so I gave this old classic a twist and used french vanilla extract. I fell in love with the first bite! Impress your guess at your next dinner party and try this super easy dessert.

*TIP: If you don't have a torch don't fret you can broil the tops under your oven broiler just until the sugar melts.


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Serves:

4-6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8
egg yolks
1/3 c
white sugar
2 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
french vanilla extract
1/4 c
white sugar (to sprinkle on top)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and pale yellow.
2
Add cream and french vanilla, and continue to whisk until well blended. Strain into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.
3
Divide mixture among 6 ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in a water bath (large pan filled with 1 or 2 inches of hot water) and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 50 to 60 minutes.
4
Carefully remove cups from water bath and chill for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days. When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of sugar over each custard. For best results, use a small, hand-held torch to melt sugar. If you don't have a torch, place under the broiler until sugar melts. Re-chill custards for a few minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: French