Creme Brulee for Two

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by JennCal

Yummy, easy creme brulee for two. I wanted to find a good recipe for just the two of us, so I adapted recipes until I came up with this one. You can easily multiply the ingredients for more (but leave the vanilla extract at a teaspoon). Sinfully delicious served with sliced fresh strawberries on top. Hubby asks for more as soon as he sees the ramekins in the dish rack drying!

Top Tweak by Krista J.

It's important to scald the cream- not just bring to to a boil. I find it helpful to actually place 1/2 the water into the baking dish, place it in the oven and THEN fill the remaining water to the edges so as to not get water into the ramekins. If you get water into the ramekins, it will be ruined. I also garnish with a light powdered sugar and a spring of mint.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Heat heavy cream and 1/4 cup sugar over high heat until little bubbles form around the edges. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and vanilla in a bowl, then add a tiny bit of cream mixture while whisking.
  4. Continue adding cream mixture bit by bit until gone. You don't want to add the hot cream mixture all at once because it'll cook the yolks.
  5. Pour into two creme brulee ramekins.
  6. Place ramekins in a baking dish with edges taller than the ramekins.
  7. Carefully pour enough water into the baking dish to halfway cover the sides of the ramekins. Be sure not to get water in the ramekins.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove from oven and let cool.
  10. Remove ramekins from baking dish, cover with clear wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.
  11. When ready to serve, sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of sugar evenly over each ramekin, and torch in slow, steady circles until sugar caramelizes.

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