Baked Sunday Mornings: Classic Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Brown Sugar

by byn on March 16, 2014

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Creme Brulee

I never order Crème Brûlée when I’m out, but I know people who must have it if they see it on a menu. Sure, I like it, but it’s not something I ever crave, or feel the need to make at home. Of course, for this week’s Baked Sunday Morning, I made an exception.

I don’t have anything really original to say about Creme Brûlée, except that as stated above, people go nuts for the crunchy lid of caramelized sugar covering the smooth vanilla custard underneath. I used vanilla bean paste in my custard, so it was full of little black seeds and quite pretty. I don’t own a kitchen torch, so I tried my luck under the broiler when it came to the topping, and had uneven results (I also should have sifted the brown sugar before sprinkling it over top because I had a few lumps). Trust me when I say that the co-workers who I brought these for could not care less, and ate them in about two minutes.

You can find the recipe here!

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Kristine April 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I’m definitely one of those people that would order the creme brûlée! Expect me to request these next time I come over for dinner. They look delish!

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Melanie March 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

I think your topping looks great!

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Dafna | Stellina Sweets March 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I have the same general feeling towards crème brûlée, but I did really love this one. Good workaround with the broiler, and yes, I’m sure anyone would be happy to have it! :)

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Ali @ Solano's Kitchen March 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

I had never had creme brûlée before last summer, but now I always order it for dessert! :) Yours look great!

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Bourbonnatrix March 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Yeah, I would automatically pass on ordering Crème Brulée at a restaurant! There are so many more options to consider! Seemed like yours was a success!

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SandraM March 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I don’t think I order crème brulee out much either. But I made it this week too. :)
It is such a simple dessert to make. But I do have some issues melting the sugar on top, without burning it (too much).

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