Creme brulee

Creme brulee has got to be one of the simplest yet rewarding desserts to make. It never fails to impress and and if you are a single guy you will be way up there after this one… trust me. I dont know what it is, but using the flame is just such a guy thing, I love it.

What you need

375ml cream(1 tub)
125ml milk
75ml sugar
4 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 vanilla pod
4 rammikins

The process

Heat the oven to 120 celsius (very important to get this right)

Mix the egg, yolks and half the sugar together in a bowl.

Place the cream, milk, vanilla pod and the remaining sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. (If you like the balck seeds in the creme brulee, split the vanilla pod down its lenth first)

Strain the boiling mixture into the egg mixture and whisk well.

Fill the rammikins and place them in a roasting pan with enough water to reach half way up the sides of the rammikins and cook for 45 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and allow to cool, thenplace in the fridge.

Just before you serve the, sprinkle the tops with sugar and caremalise with a blowtorch. if you don’t have a blowtorch, putthe oven on grill and plave them under the grill until caremalised. (Its very quick so watch them)

Serve immediately with a few strawberries or other fruit and dust with some castor sugar.

Creme brulee to finish off after lamb shanks is a real treat fit for a king