Traditional Creme Brulee has to be one of the best deserts ever invented. That soft, gooey texture with a crispy top just makes me want to go back for a second helping.
Here is my favourite Traditional Crème Brulee recipe for you to try.
Traditional Crème Brulee with Fresh Raspberries
Crème Brulee is not a particularly hard receipe so it is good for even a beginner chef.
The beauty of Crème Brulee is that there really isn’t a lot of ingredients involved so the process to make Crème Brulee is really easy. The tricky part of the receipe is making sure the top crust is perfectly crunchy.
The downside to easy is that the recipe takes 2.5 hours so you might want to load that new episode of Real Housewives of new Jersey to watch as you start cooking.
Traditional Crème Brulee is such a great desert for date night – you can see some more fun date nigt ideas here.
This recipe will produce around 6 servings.
Crème Brulee Recipe
- 2.5 cups of Heavy Cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or whole vanilla bean)
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- Fresh Raspberries
HOW TO MAKE
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
- Next beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together until a good consistency.
- On low heat, bring the cream to a boil.
- In a bowl, stir in the eggs and sugar into the cream. Mix until combined.
- Next you will need a double boiler to simmer the mixture over water for around 4 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a shallow dish (heat proof)
- Bake for 40 minutes. You will know when its done if the edges are firm but centre jiggles.
- Refrigerate for at least 1.5 hour but preferably overnight.
- Sprinkle tops with sugar and use a torch to form a nice crispy top on the creme brulees. Ifyou do not have a torch you can place the creme brulees under broiler for 1.5 to 2 minutes.
- After you will need to refrigerate until the custard is set again.
- Add some fresh raspberries to garnish
And BAM you have a delicious traditional Crème Brulee that the whole family will love.