- 2 vanilla pods
- 200ml whole milk
- 5 egg yolks
- 70g granulated sugar
- 300ml double cream
- The zest of 1 lime
- 100g caster sugar
Want a quick and delicious dessert that will impress your mates...this is it. It looks way more complicated than it looks and you get to use a kitchen torch too...
Start by getting your ingredients together and preheat the oven to 200°C.
Then put the milk in a saucepan and split the vanilla pods lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Throw the seeds and the empty pods in with the milk.
Bring to the boil and leave to cool down and infuse for about 30 minutes.
While the milk is cooling down, separate the egg yolks into a mixing bowl
Add the granulated sugar and whisk until smooth.
Pour the double cream into the mixing bowl along with the egg yolks and sugar. Whisk again until you have a smooth mixture.
Once the milk has cooled, pass it through a sieve into the mixing bowl.
Use a cheese grater to add a little lime zest to each of the 6 ramekin dishes. This will give your crème brûlée a tangy, zesty taste.
Ladle the custard evenly into the ramekin dishes. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crème brûlée is just wobbly.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Leave to cool slightly and then sprinkle the top of the crème brûlée with a generous helping of caster sugar.
Using your kitchen or blow torch, caramelise the sugar. Hold the torch 2-3 inches away and use a sweeping motion until the sugar starts to bubble.
Leave for a few minutes so the tops harden et voilà!
And there you have it - a delicious dessert, perfect served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!