Traditional Creme Brulee Recipe

Traditional Creme Brulee
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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 40 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
Main Ingredient


 Egg yolks6
 Sugar4 Ounce
 Castor sugar4 Ounce (100 Gram)
 Single cream1 Pint
 Demerara sugar1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 286 Calories from Fat 172

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.9%

Saturated Fat 11 g55.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 237.9 mg

Sodium 39.2 mg1.6%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 21.6 g

Protein 5 g9.1%

Vitamin A 14.8% Vitamin C 1.1%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 2.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a basin, crack the egg yolks.
2) This dessert looks pretty if baked in a white porcelain souffle dish.
3) Preheat the grill.

4) Add the sugar to the yolks and, using a wooden spoon, blend thoroughly.
5) Bring the cream almost to the boil and pour slowly over the yolks, stirring well.
6) Strain the custard into a shallow, well-buttered, 1 1/2-pint (scant 1-litre) fireproof dish.
7) Place in a shallow roasting or baking tin with 1 inch (2 1/2 cm) cold water up the sides of the dish.
Set in a slow oven (300°F, 150°C or Gas No. 2) and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours until the custard is set firmly.
8) Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then chill.
9) About 1 hour before serving sprinkle the top with Demerara sugar to cover the surface.
10) Brown quickly under a preheated hot grill.
11) Turn the dish while browning so that the sugar melts evenly.
12) Allow to cool and the sugar topping will become quite crisp.

13) Serve the creme brulle with some extra cream.

TIP: In this recipe the custard is best baked in advance and chilled before the caramel topping is added.