Emile Henry Crème Brulée Set
Serve at home for your guests
From Emile Henry, makers of fine, handcrafted bakeware and tableware, this gift set has everything required to make restaurant quality crème brulée at home. The set includes six colourful individual crème brulée dishes, a blow torch and a recipe book filled with easy, and delicious recipes, as well as mouth watering photos. The complete set makes an ideal wedding, housewarming or hostess gift.
The Real Crème Brulée
- 750 ml (3 cups) 35% cream
- 1 Vanilla pod
- 8 egg yolks
- 150 g (5.25 oz) caster or fine sugar
- 40 g (1.5 oz) brown sugar, cane sugar or vanilla sugar for topping
Pour the cream into a saucepan.
Split the vanilla pod with a knife and scrape the seeds into the cream.
Place over the heat until the cream reaches simmering point.
Turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
Whisk the egg yolks with the caster sugar until the mixture becomes light in colour.
Add the warm cream without whisking, to avoid any froth.
Filter the mixture through a strainer.
Leave to rest, then remove any froth from the surface.
Fill the six dishes with the mixture and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 200F.
No water bath (bain-marie) needed.
Just before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar and caramelize immediately with the torch.
Crème brulée can be made ahead of time, and served cold.
Decorate with fruit of your choice and a leaf of mint.
20 minute preparation
1 hour 15 cook
Makes 6 dishes