Easy Creme Brulee Recipe

 

creme-brulee8jpgCreme Brulee… the toffee top, the silky custard and the lovely spattering of vanilla beans on the last layer… what is there not to love about this scrumptious dessert? It is definitely one of the strong contenders on my restaurant to-eat list, the words on the menu persuading me to dig deeper into my pockets everytime. Fighting alongside said creme brulee would be the pannacotta and sticky date pudding with creme anglaise. Yes… there is probably a pattern to my addiction… puddings.

Seeing how Norway is a lovely place with a strong price tag on all things service, ‘homemade’ has been the category I choose to spend most of my time in. Once you have a go at this recipe, you’ll see how incredibly simple it is to whip up and you may also feel a little ripped off XD ! I’ve made this creme brulee around 3 times over the last 2 or so weeks, it is so yummy…now I just have to get going on the 7 egg whites waiting in the freezer… maybe a trial at macarons? πŸ™‚

Onto the recipe!

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Ingredients: 38g sugar +extra for toffee; 100ml cream; 100ml milk; 2 egg yolks and…

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… a good pinch of vanilla or half a stick of vanilla bean.

This is for 2 people to share, it would make around 200ml of custard so choose a pretty bowl accordingly.

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Preheat the oven to 150degrees.
Pour cream, milk, vanilla bean powder and sugar into a pot and bring it to almost a boil.
Turn off the heat and let the mixture infuse and cool down.
Whisk in the 2 egg yolks until well combined.
Pour this into a ramekin and bake in a water basin for 30-35 minutes.
Chill the custard in the fridge for a couple of hours before sprinkling sugar on top and using a culinary torch to make the toffee top.

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Simple ingredients, simple cooking but absolutely decadent dessert πŸ™‚ Try to make it, it’ll definitely be agreeable X) Enjoy!

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lazy tasty dip!

I have always been a fan of the workplace bake-a-thons and celebrations where your workmates whip up smokin’ deliciousness to satisfy even the most picky of palates πŸ™‚

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This is Cow and Moon newtown icecream stand-in til dip pics are in XD

Just last Thursday, we had a workplace birthday celebration. The birthday girl is a major chocoholic so it was all decadent dark chocolate cake and fluffy cupcakes topped with rich slatherings of chocolate frosting. Bag upon bags of pods, maltesers, snickers, caramels and more, lay like temptresses on the board room table (I totally couldn’t resist, pocketing a crunching crunchie and snickering snicker fun size into my cardigan pocket). However, the one shining star was actually the unassuming savoury dip sitting humbly on the edge of all the celebration, in a plain takeaway box.

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