Creme Brulee is a classic French dessert consisting of a custard topped with caramelized sugar. Creme brulee means ‘burnt cream’ in French, as the caramelized sugar on top of the custard is characteristic of creme brulee. Besides chocolate, this dessert is also great to serve as Valentine’s sweet treat♥
3 Egg yolks
40g Caster sugar
120g Fresh milk
250g Whipping cream
1 Vanilla pod or vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 150C.
- Pour fresh milk and whipping cream into a sauce pot. Slice the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the cream. Chop the empty pod into small pieces, and add to the cream too.
- Bring the cream mixture to boiling point, then lower the heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes.
- Lightly beat the sugar and eggs together in a large bowl until pale and smooth.
- Strain the cream mixture through a fine sieve and bring back to boil. Gradually add the cream to the eggs while whisking vigorously. This will temper the eggs so that they do not curdle. Once all of the the cream has been added into the eggs, strain again and pour the mixture into 7-8 ramekins depending on size.
- Put the ramekins in a large cake pan or roasting pan and pour in enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
- Cook on the centre shelf for about 30-40 minutes, or until the custards are just set and still a bit wobbly in the middle. Remove the ramekins from the water and allow to cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or till next day.
- Before ready to serve, sprinkle some caster sugar evenly over the custard, then caramelise with a blowtorch.
I bought the torch in the purpose of making this . Your look lovely!
Actually I bought the blow touch last year and only used it now.
One of my favourites! So rich and delicious! Hope you had a great V-day!
Wow, how not to be mesmerised by your post …. so salivating!
Ann, I love your heart shape creme brulee, one of my favorite desserts…
Happy Valentine's Day 🙂
Thanks ALL for leaving your lovely comments on this post.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!
Happy Valentine Ann!
I love creme brulee! It's such an elegant desert. 😉 Love that heart shape ramekin, perfect for this day! Happy Valentine's Day Ann!
This is lovely..^^
Happy Valentine's Day dear~
Hi Ann, happy valentine day to you. Your creme brulee look delicious. I like your lovely presentation. Have a nice day.
Pretty creme brulee! Looks delicious! Love your heart-shaped ramekin mould!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love creme brulee…
Nice one Ann
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day
Lovely Ann. Marvelous job.
Perfection!! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day! Nice heart-shaped bowl to perfectly hold your creme brulee 🙂
The perfect Valentine's dessert.
Yummy yum! You did it again Ann. This looks so pretty and tasty at the same time! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely Valentine's day!!!
Thanks Sandra. You're always so sweet with your nice comments!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family 🙂
What a gorgeous idea for a dessert! Loooove it! Just found your blog and now I am your happy follower 🙂
Thanks for dropping by. I follow you too!
Happy Valentine's Day!
This looks yummy..Perfectly made..
Yum! i love creme brulee, and your top looks perfectly crackly 🙂
Love your love-shaped bowl, match very well with the creme brulee. This is indeed a great dessert to be served during Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine to you!
Hello , dear. I like creme Brulee but too scare of the high cholesterol contains. Btw, nice creme brulee that you've & love the shape of this ramekin too!
Thanks Hankerie. I used total 4 eggs and were shared among 8 people, so each of us are having half egg and I also reduced the sugar. Consider quite healthy.
nice cute ramekins, this is definately a nice treat for v day. what are those 2 little hearts on the plate? are they chocolates?
Thanks for your nice words. Yes it is chocolate. Very convenient and you can use it for deco anytime you like.
Happy Valentine's Day to you.
Lovely creme brulee. Very romantic, Ann.
I also made a french custard dessert. ^0^
Yes Christine, I love yours with caramel. Very pretty and suitable for Valentine's Day 🙂
Creme Brulee is one of my must-have in fine-dining restaurants. This is just lovely! Happy V-day, Ann!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones Shirley 🙂
Wow…beautiful creme brûlée. Everything looks so perfect for Valentine's Day! And oh…I need to get one blow torch. That looks fun and easy to create a burnt top 😀 Wishing you a Happy valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
Is very handy to use blow torch. Not only for desserts but also can use for burning pig's hair if you want to cook pig hock.
Ann…Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones 🙂 Your Creme Brulee looks delish and such is a great Valentine's treat 🙂 Love your heart shape ramekins !
what a great dessert for V Day, and I like it that you use a heart-shaped red ramekin. Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Wiffy, Thank you. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
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Gosh! This is so beautiful! I love Creme Brulee but i have not try my hand making these b4. And yours sure look great for valentine's day 🙂
Thanks Ellena. I already saw many bloggers made this dessert. Have a try 🙂
Ann, Creme Brulee is one of my favorite desserts, the silky soft custard compliment with the crunchy caramelise topping makes this heavenly dessert.
Tomorrow is Valentine's day already, I still cant think of what to bake??
I love creme brulee too tasted exactly like the HK custard egg. Of course must reduce sugar otherwise it is too sweet.
hehee…no need to bake. Ask your hubby give you a nice treat 🙂
looks wonderful , have a great valentines with your family
Creme brulee is one of my favourite desserts as it is rather light and not too sweet. Beautiful touches on the heart shapes! Well done.
Thank you. Happy Valentine's Day to both of you 🙂
wow…nobody can resist this dessert, Ann 🙂
i like the love shape ramekins and is that chocolate that you put beside the creme brulee? very lovely…hehe
Yes that are chocolate. Always like to buy different shapes of chocolate for easy decoration.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Wow … so pretty. I was just talking about this dessert with my colleague last week. She was telling my it a very nice dessert but I have never eaten before – so suaku. And I also saw noobcook did this last week … making me drool….
This is actually custard egg. Quite easy to make and I've already reduced sugar that's why you can see the topping is not really dark in colour.
Whoa heart shape desserts! I haven't think of anything to make for this coming celebration. haha… Poor me!
Hope you're going to have a fabulous week ahead, dear.
You're a good baker. Your family will be very happy what you made for them lah 🙂
Looks fabulous and delish ! Lovely presentation and yummy photos , too ! ;D
Thank you Anne 🙂