Chef's Quick Tip: Crème brulee

This week, Rob Moss, Owner of Washington Prime and Executive Chef Armando Sanchez show Tina Redwine how to make Creme brulee.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2021, 5:10 PM

Updated 877 days ago

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This week, Rob Moss, Owner of Washington Prime and Executive Chef Armando Sanchez show Tina Redwine how to make Crème brulee. 
Crème brulee
Ingredients:
2 cups heavy or light cream, or half-and-half
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
5 egg yolks
½ cup sugar, more for topping
Instructions:
1) Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a saucepan, combine cream, vanilla bean and salt and cook over low heat just until hot. Let sit for a few minutes, then discard vanilla bean. (If using vanilla extract, add it now.)
2) In a bowl, beat yolks and sugar together until light. Stir about a quarter of the cream into this mixture, then pour sugar-egg mixture into cream and stir. Pour into four 6-ounce ramekins and place ramekins in a baking dish; fill dish with boiling water halfway up the sides of the dishes. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until centers are barely set. Cool completely. Refrigerate for several hours and up to a couple of days.
3) When ready to serve, top each custard with about a teaspoon of sugar in a thin layer. Using the Broiler: Place ramekins in a broiler 2 to 3 inches from heat source. Turn on broiler. Cook until sugar melts and browns or even blackens a bit, about 5 minutes. Using a blowtorch: Place the ramekin on a fireproof counter or surface and slowly brown the top evenly. Serve within two hours.


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