Crema Catalana

Recipe by Charlotte J
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 140°C.
  • Put cream, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and peel in a pan over medium heat.
  • Bring just to boiling point, then remove from heat.
  • Whisk together yolks and caster sugar in a large bowl.
  • Strain cream and pour slowly over yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Skim off any foam.
  • Put six 1/2-cup (125ml) ramekins in a large roasting pan and spoon mixture into ramekins.
  • Pour hot water into pan to come halfway up sides of ramekins, then cover the whole pan with foil.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until just set.
  • Lift the ramekins out of the pan and leave to cool before chilling in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, preheat the grill to high.
  • Place ramekins on a baking tray, sprinkle brown sugar over chilled creams, then place under the grill (oven broiler) for 2-3 minutes until sugar is melted and dark golden.
  • Leave for a few minutes for sugar to cool and harden before serving.
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