Creme Brûlée – A transcendent dessert made with a few simple ingredients including luscious heavy cream, sweet simple sugar, rich egg yolks, and vanilla bean for premium flavor. It’s the method that makes this impressive treat unique.
The custard is baked in individual dishes in a water-bath after which it’s chilled to set, and for the crowning finish it’s sprinkled with plain sugar and melted with a hot flame to caramelize.
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar , divided
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 large egg yolks
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Hot water for water bath