Poor Man's Creme Brulee
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4 cmilk, whole
6 Tbspcane sugar
4 Tbspcorn (mesa) flour
1 slicelemon peel about 1 inch wide
3 Tbsppure cane sugar to carmelize
1 tspground cinnamon
1 tspvanilla extract
How to Make Poor Man's Creme Brulee
- Pour 4 cups of whole milk into sauce pan on cooktop and begin stirring with a large spoon or whisk. Separate your 6 egg yolks and add to the milk while still stirring. Place into your mixture the 2 cinnamon sticks and an approximately 1 inch long piece of fresh lemon peel.
Gradually, add your 3 tablespoons of corn flour until well combined. Now, put the sauce pan onto the stove over medium-low heat.Slowly add 6 Tablespoons of sugar while stirring. Add 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Let the mixture thicken, stirring constantly, for about 10 to 12 minutes, until it has a very creamy, custardy consistency.
- Remove from the heat, discard the lemon peel and cinnamon sticks, and pour into a serving dish. Use a spatula to transfer all of the mixture. Let cool slightly. You can refrigerate until ready to serve, but bring to room temperature before caramelizing the top
- Before serving, sprinkle some sugar evenly on top (about 2-3 tsp.) and burn the sugar with a kitchen torch (or under your oven broiler) until you get a thin, caramelized crust.
- Finish with a gentle dusting of ground cinnamon.