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Crème Brûlée

Ingredients

  • 2 c. whipping cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 c. sugar or maple syrup
  • 3/4 t. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Heat whipping cream almost to a simmer.

  2. In medium bowl, stir egg yolks and sugar with a wooden spoon just until blended.

  3. Gradually stir in the cream.

  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl.

  5. Stir in vanilla.

  6. Pour into 6-8 4oz. or 6oz. custard cups or ramekins and place in a water bath.

  7. Set in oven and set oven temp to 250.

  8. Bake until set, but quivery in center 1 - 1 ½ hours.

  9. Remove and let cool to room temperature

  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours - 2 days.

  11. Shortly before serving blot and carmelize the top with sugar and a blow torch or oven broiler (optional). There are also other ways to "carmelize" the top, or eat plain which is still delicious though it no longer earns the title "brûlée."

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