Crème Brûlée has been an all time favorite that chefs brag about! This highly palatable dessert, is on the menu of all upscale cuisines. Books should not be judged by their covers, but foodies surely do judge a creme brulee by an enticing caramelized crisp! Yitelle offers just the right torch for this and so much more! Indulgence should no be with your home! Culinary torches offer high style techniques and profession to a vast array of your favorite dishes! If you like food, or know somebody who does, This torch is worth the passion! Share the love they say? SHARE THE PASSION!
(A CULINARY TORCH IS NEEDED TO EXECUTE THIS RECIPE)
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
5 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and arrange the ramekins on a large rimmed baking sheet.
2. In a medium saucepan over moderately high heat, combine the heavy cream, 1/2 of the sugar, the vanilla bean seeds and pod, and the salt and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
3. While the cream is heating, combine the egg yolks with the remaining sugar and whisk to combine. Gradually add about 1/3 of the hot cream to the yolks, whisking constantly, then add the remaining hot cream and stir to fully combine. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container. Carefully ladle or pour the custard into the ramekins, filling them to the rim.
4. Place the baking sheet in the oven and carefully pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake until the edges have set but the center still jiggles when the ramekin is gently shaken, 20 to 25 minutes.
5. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and let cool on a rack for 30 minutes then wrap individually and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
6. To serve: Sprinkle the top of each custard with a thin even layer of sanding sugar, using about 1 tablespoon per ramekin. Use a CULINARY TORCH to evenly melt and caramelize the sugar. Serve immediately.