Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe came with my cooking torch. Very creamy, with a light banana flavor. Note cook/prep time does NOT include chill time.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons bananas, puree (pop one banana in a blender with a small bit of lemon juice)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 extra-large egg yolks (I didn't have jumbo so used 3 large)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 -2 ripe banana (depending on size)
- Preheat oven to 300. Prepare some boiling water.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, banana puree and 2 T. sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally until small bubbles appear around edges of pan. Set aside.
- In a bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla until smooth and light. Pour hot cream mixture into egg yolks, a little at a time, beating continuously until well blended. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Divide mixture among 4 ramekins.
- Arrange ramekins in a baking pan and place on middle shelf of preheated oven. Fill pan with boiling water to halfway up sides of ramekins. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until custard is just set, about 25 minutes. (this took an additional 9 minutes for mine, as I have deeper ramekins) Chill 2-3 hours.
- Slice bananas horizontally into 1/2" slices and arrange on top of chilled creme brulees. Sprinkle remaining sugar over tops of bananas. With cooking torch, move flame econtinuously over the surface of the ramekins, in a circular motion until sugar melts and becomes golden brown and bubbly. (this is where I failed. I was afraid to add the entire 1/3 cup sugar, so didn't get enough carmelized effect) Serve immediately.
This recipe is great. My family and I love it. We added a little chocolate at the bottom of the ramekins and they are the best!
Okay, but it came out a little grainy, I must not have tempered the eggs well enough. I'll stick to the basic (recipie 176466) for which I always get good results and rave reviews. My favorite was the banana slices on top with the carmalized sugar. so I might do that on the vanilla creme brulee.
I really enjoyed this, very smooth and creamy, and the banana was a delightful twist. I will definitely make this again.