Creme Brulee Recipe and History

Creme Brulee is a classic dish of smooth custard with a carmelized sugar topping. It's often a special treat indulged at only in restaurants!

Creme Brulee is actually an English dish. The English are well known for their puddings and custards. Trinity College in Cambridge is famous for their Creme Brulees as far back as the 1600s, with an iron having the college crest being used to burn the sugar.

7.5oz sugar
13 Egg Yolks
3 Qt Heavy Cream
3 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

Mix together sugar and egg yolks for about 5 minutes, until thick. Now blend in cream and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Chill for 24 hours.

Get creme brulee porcelain dishes and spray each with oil. Pour in batter and bake in a water bath for 40 minutes at 300F. Chill. Brown top of brulee with blowtorch before serving.

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