Crème Brulée, which literally means “burnt cream,” is a French dessert consisting of a rich custard cream base, topped with a hard caramel. The contrast between the hard caramel and the soft cream makes for a deliciously impressive dessert. I assumed that such contrast would be very complicated to create. To my surprise, I found that crème brulée is actually easy to prepare! After trying several recipes, I found a recipe that is easy to follow, and gives a great result: a delicious crème brulée with a light vanilla flavor. This dessert is sure to impress your guests! Enjoy!
The recipe calls for caramelizing with a Butane Torche. Though this is the most common way to do it, you can also caramelize the cream by broiling it in your oven, which is what I did. Hence, you don’t really need to buy a butane torch if you don’t want to. However you will need ramekins to bake the cream in. If you do not have any, you can buy ramekins here:
Additionally, because the cream needs to be refrigerated for a minimum of 4 hours after baking, it is a good idea to prepare the cream the day before, and refrigerate it overnight.
The traditional flavor of Crème Brulée is vanilla. However, you can use other flavors, such as coconut or orange, for example.