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Super Easy Creme Brulee

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Introduction

This recipe is from my favorite cook book.Everything in the book only uses 5 ingredients!It makes 4 portions.

This recipe is from my favorite cook book.Everything in the book only uses 5 ingredients!It makes 4 portions.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 40 millilitres sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 250 millilitres cream
  • caster sugar (enough to sprinkle on top)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1⅖ fluid ounce sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 8⅘ fluid ounce cream
  • superfine sugar (enough to sprinkle on top)

Method

Super Easy Creme Brulee is a community recipe submitted by ChrisRSA and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the egg yolks, add the sugar a little bit at a time. Beat until light colour and thick in mass.
  • Cut the vanilla pod open and scrape the seeds out with a sharp knife.
  • Mix the seeds and cream into the egg mixture. Now pour the mixture into ramekins. Put the ramekins in a large oven proof dish, poor cold water into the dish (about 3cm high). Bake the mixture for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool. Now place in fridge for about 2 hours or over night.
  • Before serving sprinkle castor sugar over each ramekin and caramelise either with a gas burner or under the grill in a very hot oven. Et viola.x
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the egg yolks, add the sugar a little bit at a time. Beat until light colour and thick in mass.
  • Cut the vanilla bean open and scrape the seeds out with a sharp knife.
  • Mix the seeds and cream into the egg mixture. Now pour the mixture into ramekins. Put the ramekins in a large oven proof dish, poor cold water into the dish (about 3cm high). Bake the mixture for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool. Now place in fridge for about 2 hours or over night.
  • Before serving sprinkle castor sugar over each ramekin and caramelise either with a gas burner or under the grill in a very hot oven. Et viola.x
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    What 5 Others have said

    • In over 45 years of marriage I have never made a successful creme brulee. Finally, Nigella gave me a creme brulee that was super easy, decadent, delicious and perfect! Thank you, thank you , thank you, I now can call myself a COOK!

      Posted by mamabass on 11th June 2014
    • ChrisRSA, what is the name of the book you got this recipe from? Thanks!

      Posted by AliyaM on 27th January 2014
    • This truly is a very easy and delicious Creme Brulee. i also added a generous teaspoon of Grand Marnier, delish!

      Posted by Vertette on 5th May 2012
    • viola? :-)

      Posted by pj devon on 19th December 2011
    • Should I heat the cream in this recipe? I've tried it once and it worked really well but was a bit loose. Should I have cooked it for longer? Thanks!

      Posted by Helen4 on 25th November 2011
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