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Learn how to make delicious desserts, like brownies, cobbler, pudding, and sorbet, with the easy step by step recipes in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp. superfine sugar
- 7 oz. heavy or whipping cream
- 3 oz. milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Granulated sugar for caramelizing
- Wok or steamer
- Kitchen torch
- Vanilla bean (optional)
Combine yolks and sugar
Separate the egg yolks from the whites, discard the whites, and stir the superfine sugar into the yolks.
Add cream, milk, vanilla
Add the cream, milk, and vanilla extract and combine well. Don't beat the mixture too hard because you don't want a lot of bubbles in it.
Strain the mixture
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve so that you have a smooth custard. Divide the mixture into three ramekins and cover them with aluminum foil.
Steam the ramekins
Put the ramekins in a wok or steamer and steam them over medium high heat for 15 minutes. The foil prevents the surface of the creme brulee from becoming overcooked.
Remove the wok or steamer from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes with the ramekins still inside. Then remove the ramekins and the foil and let the brulee cool completely.
Caramelize the tops
Cover the ramekins and put them in the refrigerator for an hour. When they're cool, uncover them, sprinkle them with granulated sugar, and caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch. Enjoy your creme brulee without ever having turned on an oven.