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How to make creme brûlée 'burnt cream' (for beginners)

A classical French desert; almost disappeared from the menus but now there is a come back of the classical French cooking in general and the creme brûlée is again on the menus of Parisian restaurants.

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This recipe is for 10 portions. But if you want to do less the you should calculate for each ramekin 1 egg yolk, 100 ml heavy cream and 15 g sugar. the vanilla you could use extract in proportion .

equipment needed: A mixing bowl, wire whisk, spatula, cooking pot, ramekins and a baking tray for the Bain marie. Then a blow torch which fascilitates the burning of the top sugar. Also...\u27a1\ufe0f

equipment needed: A mixing bowl, wire whisk, spatula, cooking pot, ramekins and a baking tray for the Bain marie. Then a blow torch which fascilitates the burning of the top sugar. Also...➡️

A strainer and if you have a pouring bowl will b helpfull to fill the ramekin more precisely and may b more neatly???

A strainer and if you have a pouring bowl will b helpfull to fill the ramekin more precisely and may b more neatly???

10 ramekins. Diameter 7 cm and 4 cm hight. I will fill only to less than 3 cm. the classical thickness. That is how you will have a balanced proportion between the cream and the caramel (burnt sugar)

10 ramekins. Diameter 7 cm and 4 cm hight. I will fill only to less than 3 cm. the classical thickness. That is how you will have a balanced proportion between the cream and the caramel (burnt sugar)

150 g sugar

150 g sugar

5x20cl=1 liter heavy cream (1000ml-33.8 oz) or 4 cups and 2 TBsp. And 2 vanilla beans

5x20cl=1 liter heavy cream (1000ml-33.8 oz) or 4 cups and 2 TBsp. And 2 vanilla beans

Put the cream in the cooking pot. Add the vanilla beans inside the pod...put the pod on the cream it will b strained later.

Put the cream in the cooking pot. Add the vanilla beans inside the pod...put the pod on the cream it will b strained later.

Add the sugar. Stir to melt the sugar

Add the sugar. Stir to melt the sugar

Mix untill the sugar melts and cook on low heat untill just before boiling. Off the heat and set aside

Mix untill the sugar melts and cook on low heat untill just before boiling. Off the heat and set aside

Set aside for the vanilla to infuse and intensify the flavor. When you are ready to do the custard

Set aside for the vanilla to infuse and intensify the flavor. When you are ready to do the custard

Put the oven on 120/130 depends on your oven. The lower, the better but it takes more time. It is a security against baking it too much

Put the oven on 120/130 depends on your oven. The lower, the better but it takes more time. It is a security against baking it too much

10 egg yolks at room temp

10 egg yolks at room temp

Whisk but don't beat. It is to avoid incorporating air. Put the cream back on the fire and when it boils pour it slowly over the egg yolks while whisking.

Whisk but don't beat. It is to avoid incorporating air. Put the cream back on the fire and when it boils pour it slowly over the egg yolks while whisking.

The cream started boiling

The cream started boiling

When it arrives to a high boil

When it arrives to a high boil

Start pouring the boiling cream bit by bit while whisking.

Start pouring the boiling cream bit by bit while whisking.

Keep stirring so as to prevent egg yolks to curdle

Keep stirring so as to prevent egg yolks to curdle

When all the cream is poured over the egg yolk strain them to remove any coagulated eggs and the vanilla bean

When all the cream is poured over the egg yolk strain them to remove any coagulated eggs and the vanilla bean

Pour the custard in the ramekins.

Pour the custard in the ramekins.

If you have bubles on the top you can pass the flame of the torch quickly on them  and they will disappear. This step is not absolutely necessary if you don't have a blow torch. The bubles will go

If you have bubles on the top you can pass the flame of the torch quickly on them and they will disappear. This step is not absolutely necessary if you don't have a blow torch. The bubles will go

Put in the oven. Fill the tray 1/3 boiling water and bake for 30 mins.check... . Shake the tray if they are still very wobbly then add 5 mins and keep on until you get a little firm wobble.

Put in the oven. Fill the tray 1/3 boiling water and bake for 30 mins.check... . Shake the tray if they are still very wobbly then add 5 mins and keep on until you get a little firm wobble.

Out from the oven and from the water. Leave them to cool, cover and refrigerate 6 hours at least. This is the second setting phase. Refrigerate for 6 hrs or more

Out from the oven and from the water. Leave them to cool, cover and refrigerate 6 hours at least. This is the second setting phase. Refrigerate for 6 hrs or more

When you want to serve the creme br\u00fbl\u00e9e, you need to burn the sugar on the There might b some condensation from the fridge. U could just tap it gently using a kitchen paper before you put the sugar

When you want to serve the creme brûlée, you need to burn the sugar on the There might b some condensation from the fridge. U could just tap it gently using a kitchen paper before you put the sugar

Put 1 Tbsp of sugar. Distribute it evenly

Put 1 Tbsp of sugar. Distribute it evenly

Carefully not to put sugar on the edges of the ramekin. (Like me)

Carefully not to put sugar on the edges of the ramekin. (Like me)

SERVE

SERVE

  • 10.0 Egg yolks
  • 1.0l Double cream (4 cups+3tbsp)
  • 150.0g Sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 2.0g Vanilla bean or 2 Tsp extract
  • 10.0 Ramekins
  • Oven 130C /265 F- 30 mins