Courtesy of French restaurant chain Bistrot Pierre, this is the real deal, with a crunchy top and creamy, custard filling. It's a great dessert to serve when you're looking to impress or want something that little bit special. And despite its sophisticated look, it is relatively easy to make.
- 6 egg yolks
- 100g caster sugar
- 625ml whipped cream
- 1ml vanilla essence
- Mint leaves to garnish (optional)
Method1 Pour the cream and vanilla into a saucepan and heat until simmering.
2 Mix the egg yolks and sugar with a spatula in a steel bowl. Add the hot cream into the egg mix one ladle at a time while continuously stirring.
3 Pour the mixture into clean ramekins and wipe around the edge of each.
4 Place the ramekins on a baking tray and fill the tray with warm water until the level reaches half way up the ramekin.
5 Place the tray in a preheated oven at 140C for approximately 40 minutes or until the custard has set to a form wobble.
6 Take the brûlées out of the water and refrigerate them for two hours.
7 Finish each brûlée by sprinkling caster sugar on the top and then place under the grill on a high heat for 1 minute or until golden.
Prep Time10 minutes (plus 2 hours setting time)
Cook Time40 minutes (plus 1 minute for caramelising)
Nutrition InformationServes 5
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