Impress your loved ones with this showstopping dessert, that’s so beautiful they’ll wonder when you attended culinary school. This Easy Crème Brûlée recipe is a rich, indulgent dessert that can be prepared well in advance. You can buy vanilla sugar or make your own by placing a split vanilla bean in a jar of superfine sugar.  The sugar will be ready after a couple of days. Add a final touch of elegance and garnish your Crème Brûlée with berries and a sprig of fresh mint.

  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup vanilla sugar
  • ⅓ cup soft light brown sugar
  • Preheat the oven to 300 F/150 C.
  • Place six ramekins in a roasting pan then set aside while you make the custard. 
  • Heat the heavy cream in a pan over medium low until it is very hot but not yet boiling. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and vanilla sugar until well blended.
  • Whisk the hot cream into the yolk and sugar mixture then strain into a pitcher. 
  • Divide the custard equally among the six ramekins. 
  • Pour enough boiling water in the roasting pan to halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the custard is set. (If you insert a knife into one and it comes out clean, it’s done.)
  • Set the ramekins aside to cool.  
  • Once cool, place in the fridge overnight. 
  • The next day, preheat your broiler. 
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over each custard and broil for 30 to 60 seconds, until the sugar is nice and caramelized (but not burnt). 
  • Place in the fridge to cool and set. 
  • Enjoy your easy crème brûlée!
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