Recipe by small town girl
Creme Brulee what can I say if you serve this desert people will think you are a gourmet chef . The rich and creamy taste and texture are amazing. I have used a kitchen torch for the carmelizing and was not impressed so I went to sears and purchased a torch that screwes right on the little propane tank it lasts much longer. The hazelnut syrup is found in the coffee section.
- 8 egg yolks
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄2 cup hazelnut-flavored liquid coffee creamer
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons hazelnut syrup
- 1⁄4 cup superfine sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- preheat oven to 300.
- in a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and pale yellow.
- add cream, creamer, syrup and vanilla,and continue to whisk until well blended.
- strain into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.
- divide mixture among 6 ramekins or custard cups.
- place a paper towel in the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking dish so the ramekins do not slide.
- put the ramekins on the paper towel.
- to make a water bath pour look warm water into pan until about halfway up the side of the ramekins.
- bake until set around edges but still a little loose in the very center (think jello), about 40 to 50 minutes.
- remove from oven and let cool in water bath chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
- when ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of superfine sugar over each custard.
- for best results use a hand held torch to melt and lightly brown sugar.
- rechill custard for a few minutes before serving.
- if you do not have a torch place under a broiler until sugar melts.