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    Crema Catalana (Catalan Burnt Cream)

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Heydarl's Note:

    I haven't tried this, but it looks like a tasty dessert. From The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook.

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    1. 1
      Place the milk, scraped vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and lemon and orange zests in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then strain and set aside.
    2. 2
      Whisk the egg yolds with the caster sugar in a bowl for about 5 minutes, until pale and creamy. Add the cornflour and mix well. Slowly add the warm milk mixture to the egg and whisk continuously. Return to the saucepan and cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and creamy. Do not boil as it will curdle. Pour into six 1 cup ramekins and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
    3. 3
      When ready to serve, sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and grill for 3 minutes or until it caramelises.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 16, 2009


      You can't go wrong with any custard in my home, and we all really enjoyed this one. The flavour of the zest really came through in the cooked custard, and the caramelized sugar topping made this so sweet and good!

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    • on May 16, 2009


      It as a very tasty dessert! I just love it especially with the caramelized brown sugar, then chilled it again. Tastes like a flan but lighter. Muy bueno! Thanks! Made for ZWT5.

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    Nutritional Facts for Crema Catalana (Catalan Burnt Cream)

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 283.7
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    Cholesterol 245.4 mg
    Sodium 96.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 23.3 g
    Protein 9.2 g

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    orange zest

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