As a gift my fiancee got me a creme brulee kit containing a blow torch and ramequins, and i couldn’t wait to use it and since i lost my recipe i used in college , i looked online and found a no bake recipe which was quite strange to me as i always baked mine in a hot water bath called the ” BAIN MARIE” technique . This version worked so well and only took minutes to realise the dish and the taste were amazing .Off course when i finished the creme brulee i finally found my old recipes that i learned in one of my restaurant during college , it is an orange creme brulee recipe that i will share with you soon but this time i will post the no bake vanilla version.
Makes 8 small creme brulee:
*3 cups of heavy cream
*1 vanilla bean
*8 egg yolks
*1/2 cup of sugar
* 1/3 cup of brown sugar
1.Pour the cream in a pot , slowly heat and add the vanilla bean split lengthwise without forgetting to scrape the seeds .
2.In a mixing bowl cream the egg yolks with the sugar until pale and fluffy.
3.Once the cream start to boil , pour half in the egg mixture , stir well and pour back in the pan .
4.Slowly cook on low heat while constantly stirring with a wooden spoon until thick .( it should take 5 minutes)
5. Remove the vanilla bean and pour the cream into the ramequins and chill in the fridge .
6.Once the creme brulee are cold , sprinkle with brown sugar and burn with a blow torch or under your oven’s grill.