Creme Brulee is a rich custard with a crunchy sugar topping. It is not only delicious, but also very easy to make. This is a Southern Living recipe. I increased it by half again as much in order to fill 7 ramekins. If you are good with a kitchen torch, then use it to caramelize your sugar topping. If you are a pyromaniac like me, then broil it in the oven. I might have set a few of these on fire.
2 cups whipping cream
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
Combine whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla, stirring with a wire whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture evenly into 5 greased round individual baking dishes. Place dishes in a large pan. Pour about 1/2 inch water into the pan.
Bake at 275 for 45-50 minutes, or until set. Cool. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Sprinkle a generous amount of sugar onto the top of each custard. Broil carefully in oven until topping is browned. A torch can be used if desired.
Whisk together whipping cream, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla:
Pour water into the baking dish about 1/2 " deep:
Fill greased ramekins:
Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until set. Chill for 8 hours or overnight.
Sprinkle a generous amount of turbinado sugar on top.
Broil for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned. The top should be hard to the touch.
This is a wonderful dessert to serve to company.