You mean you can actually make that stuff at home? Isn’t Crème Brûlée supposed to be that expensive dessert at all of the fancy restaurants, not something that a teenager whipped up at home? Think again. I, a teenager, whipped this up at home. It was relatively easy to make, cheap to make, and to die for. What else could someone want?
8 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream
7/12 cup granulated sugar (so basically 1/4 and 1/3)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF.
2. Whisk 1/3 cup of sugar and egg yolks together until combined.
3. Add the cream and vanilla.
4. Strain into a large bowl to get rid of all of the bubbles. Remove the remaining bubbles from the top with a spoon.
5. Pour mixture into 6 custard cups. Set custard cups in a baking pan filled with enough hot water to cover the cups halfway. Bake the custard cups in the baking pan for 50-55 minutes. (Just enough so the sides are firm and the inside jiggles when you move the cups.)
6. Cool for at least an hour.
7. When they are done cooling sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup sugar on the tops.
8. Either use a small hand torch or broil in a toaster oven until the sugar has caramelized.
9. Cool completely and serve.
That’s it! So much simpler than you had expected, right?