Creamy Crème Brûlée

Dip your spoon into this sweet, velvety dessert

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

July 27, 2022

National Crème Brûlée Day is July 27th. Fire up your day with this creamy recipe and facts about the custard.

Crème brûlée, also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream consists of a rich custard base.

Francois Massialot’s 1691 cookbook, Le Nouveau Cuisinier Royal Et Bourgeois, is considered the earliest known recorded reference to crème brûlée.

The classic flavor of the custard base is vanilla. But it can be made of various flavors, including coffee, passion fruit, maple syrup, and even savory leek.

The largest crème brûlée weighed 1,599.96 pounds. It was created in 2005 by students of the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the Orlando Culinary Academy in Orlando, Florida.

Crème Brûlée Recipe

-3 tablespoons white sugar
-1 cup heavy cream
-3 egg yolks 
-¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoons white sugar, divided

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
-Whisk sugar and cream in a microwave-safe bowl until well combined, then heat the mixture in microwave until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk again to dissolve sugar. Whisk in egg yolks and vanilla extract until smooth.
-Pour cream mixture into two ramekins. Set ramekins into a roasting pan and pour in enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
-Bake in the oven until desserts are set but still slightly jiggly when shaken, about 50 minutes. Remove ramekins from hot water and chill in refrigerator until cold, at least 2 hours.
-Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly over the top of each dessert. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast and melt the sugar topping until brown and bubbly, about 30 seconds. Let the sugar topping cool before serving.

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