Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée
Photo by Ben Fink


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

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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