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THIS CRACKING CRÈME BRÛLÉE RECIPE WILL FOOL YOUR FRIENDS INTO THINKING YOU CAN ACTUALLY COOK

Ingredients
  • 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...

Instructions

Step 1

Start by getting your ingredients together and preheat the oven to 200°C.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

Bring to the boil and leave to cool down and infuse for about 30 minutes.

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Step 4

While the milk is cooling down, separate the egg yolks into a mixing bowl

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Step 5

Add the granulated sugar and whisk until smooth.

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Step 6

Pour the double cream into the mixing bowl along with the egg yolks and sugar. Whisk again until you have a smooth mixture.

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Step 7

Once the milk has cooled, pass it through a sieve into the mixing bowl.

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Step 8

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.

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Step 9

Ladle the custard evenly into the ramekin dishes. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crème brûlée is just wobbly.

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Step 10

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

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Step 11

Leave to cool slightly and then sprinkle the top of the crème brûlée with a generous helping of caster sugar.

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Step 12

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.

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Step 13

Leave for a few minutes so the tops harden et voilà!

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And there you have it - a delicious dessert, perfect served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Written By

Brendan Jackson

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