Recipe by East Wind Goddess
Easily my favorite dessert, Creme Brulee beats cheesecake hands down! Rich, creamy and decadent, this version has a bit of a twist: the spice of a cup of chai tea. Best if you have a day ahead to prepare this: the cooking time includes this extra time to set.
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 2 chai tea teabags (or loose tea, in an infuser)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 300F degrees.
- Place 4 ramekins in a roasting pan and pour hot water in the pan to halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
- Combine the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks, mixing well. Set aside.
- Place the cream and the tea in a large saucepan and heat slowly just to the boiling point.
- Pour the cream into the eggs and sugar mixture in a slow and steady stream, whisking constantly.
- Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture into each ramekin.
- Ideally, allow to sit overnight before baking.
- Bake until the custard is set, about 35 minutes.
- Allow to cool and refrigerate at least two hours. The longer the better.
- About an hour before serving, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar onto each custard, thinly and evenly.
- Melt the sugar with a flame until golden brown, either with a kitchen torch or under the broiler, about an inch from the flame for 30 seconds.
- Cool to room temperature before serving.