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Crème Brulee with a twist
You will be beginning to learn that we love recipes that are simple but impressive. Recipes that can be made in advance and always come out perfectly. We also like recipes that have a bit of a twist.
So, when we came across this Lavender Crème Brulee from Iryna at Lavender and Macarons we had to try it. And wow was it good! Creamy and decadent! Iryna knows her stuff!
We loved it so much that it is the next ‘lavender’ recipe we are sharing with you.
1 hour 10 mins
Serves: 5-6 portions
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1½ tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons edible lavender
3 tablespoons sugar + more for sprinkling
4 egg yolks
In a medium saucepan and on a medium heat add heavy whipping cream and heat it up just until it is hot but not boiling. Remove from heat, add vanilla and lavender and set aside. Let lavender to infuse the cream for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 300 F.
Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks with the sugar.
Strain infused cream and discard the lavender. Add half of the cream mixture into the eggs and whisk until nice and smooth. Add the remaining cream and keep whisking until you have a smooth custard.
Strain the custard back into the saucepan or another clean bowl.
Place prepared ramekins in a large high-sided baking pan and divide the custard between the ramekins.
Carefully and slowly fill the pan with hot water halfway up the ramekins.
Place the pan in the oven and cook for 50-60 minutes until slightly wobbly in the center. Remove creme brulee from the oven, let it cool completely and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
When ready to serve, sprinkle each ramekin with 1-2 tablespoons of sugar and heat with a small kitchen blowtorch until sugar caramelizes.
*If you do not have a kitchen blowtorch, you can place your ramekins with the sprinkled sugar under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until sugar caramelizes.
Making it in advance
If you make this desert in advance, make sure to give it at least 2 hours to set in a refrigerator. When ready to serve, caramelise the sugar and enjoy the decadent taste of this easy dessert.
See more from wonderful Iryna at https://www.lavenderandmacarons.com/
And check out our recipe for Blueberry and Lavender Ice-Cream