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Crafting Crème Brûlée at home

by Sofia Navarro
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Crème brûlée, with its luscious custard base and perfectly caramelized sugar crust, is a timeless dessert that exudes elegance and decadence. While it might seem like a delicacy reserved for upscale restaurants, creating this delectable treat at home is simpler than you might think. Embark on a culinary journey and savor the satisfaction of crafting your own crème brûlée masterpiece.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons granulated sugar (for caramelizing)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 325°F (165°C). This ensures the custard bakes gently and evenly.
  2. Prepare the Custard Base: In a saucepan, gently heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it’s warm but not boiling. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  3. Whisk Egg Yolks: In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until the mixture is smooth and slightly paler in color.
  4. Combine the Mixtures: Gradually pour the warm cream into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. This step, known as tempering, prevents the eggs from scrambling. Continue until both mixtures are well combined.
  5. Strain the Mixture: For a silky-smooth custard, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pouring jug. This step removes any potential lumps or curdled bits.
  6. Prepare the Ramekins: Place your ramekins (typically 4-6 oz in size) in a baking dish. Divide the custard mixture evenly among the ramekins.
  7. Bake in a Water Bath: Create a water bath by filling the baking dish with hot water until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the ramekins. This gentle and even cooking method prevents the custard from overcooking. Carefully transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven.
  8. Bake the Custard: Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until the custard is set around the edges but slightly jiggly in the center. The baking time may vary, so keep a close eye on it.
  9. Chill and Caramelize: Once baked, remove the ramekins from the water bath and allow them to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Before serving, evenly sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar over each custard.
  10. Caramelize the Sugar: To achieve the signature crisp sugar crust, you can use a kitchen torch or your oven’s broiler. If using a torch, hold it about 2 inches above the sugar and move it in circular motions until the sugar caramelizes and turns golden brown. If using the broiler, place the ramekins on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes until the sugar bubbles and caramelizes.
  11. Serve and Savor: Once the sugar is caramelized, allow the crème brûlées to sit for a minute to let the sugar harden. Then, dive in with a spoon and relish the delightful contrast between the creamy custard and the crackling caramelized sugar.

Crafting crème brûlée at home allows you to bring the elegance of a fine dining dessert into your own kitchen. With a few simple ingredients and careful attention, you can create a dessert that’s both visually stunning and exquisitely delicious.

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