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27th July Creme Brulee Day

Creme Brulee is also known as Burnt Cream, Crema Catalana, and Trinity Creme.  It is a dessert that consists of a rich custard base that is topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel and served at room temperature.

The custard base is usually vanilla flavoured but has variations of lemon, orange, rosemary, lavender, chocolate, amaretto, cinnamon, coffee, liqueurs, green tea, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut or other fruit.

Ingredients.. 

6 egg yolks, 6 tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 1/2 cups double cream & 2 table spoons brown sugar

Method..

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg yolks, white sugar and vanilla extract in a                                                 mixing bowl until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it                                           almost comes to boil. Remove the cream from heat                                       immediately. Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat                                               until combined.
  4. Pour cream mixture into the top pan of a oven. Stir over                                     simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a                                         spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove mixture from                                                           heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven                                       and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour                                         or overnight.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate until                                               custard is set again.In a small bowl combine remaining 2                                             tablespoons white sugar and brown sugar. Sift this mixture                                    evenly over custard. Place dish under grill until sugar melts,                                   about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so as not to burn.