11/22/2017 Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

4 cups heavy cream
1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Pinch salt
¾ cup sugar
8 large egg yolks
½ cup packed light brown sugar

In medium saucepan, warm cream with vanilla bean and salt. In large bowl, blend sugar and egg yolks.
Remove vanilla bean and pour cream into yolks and mix well. Pour mixture into ramekins or custard cups and place in shallow pan with 1 inch hot water. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes. Sieve brown sugar over tops of ramekins and broil for 15 seconds, watching carefully.
Sugar will form a hardened glaze.