Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée
Photo by Ben Fink


  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • ½ vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat the oven to 325°F. Heat the cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat until scalded (you'll see small bubbles on the sides of the pan). Split the vanilla bean in half, if using, and scrape the seeds into the cream. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, slowly whisk the sugar into the egg yolks. Slo...

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Variations on Crème Brûlée

  • Créme Brûlee
    • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 6 egg yolks
    • Garnishes: strawberries, fresh mint sprigs
    • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

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