Crema Catalana

Crème brûlée is a dessert that takes time and effort, but with this recipe you’ll have the technique down in no...
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Crema Catalana

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Crème brûlée is a dessert that takes time and effort, but with this recipe you’ll have the technique down in no time.

485
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups milk, whole
  • 4 strips of orange zest
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, lightly toasted on a dry skillet
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, orange zest, toasted cinnamon sticks, and salt to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes to infuse flavors.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the 1 cup of sugar until pale and fluffy. Whisk the cornstarch with 1/2 cup water to make a slurry and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Strain the orange zest and cinnamon sticks from the milk.

Whisking constantly, gradually add the milk to the egg yolk mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly to thicken, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Strain the custard into a large bowl and whisk in the vanilla.

Divide the custard between 10 (5-ounce) ramekins and smooth the surfaces.

Cool the custards slightly, then cover the ramekins with the plastic wrap and refrigerate them until the custard is cold, at least 8 or up to 24 hours.

To serve, sprinkle each ramekin evenly with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Use a kitchen torch to melt and caramelize the sugar until browned and crusty. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
66g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
323mg
100%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
69g
23%
Vitamin A
244µg
27%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.5%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.7%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
398mg
40%
Fiber
0.9g
3.7%
Folate (food)
55µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Iron
1mg
5.5%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.6%
Phosphorus
363mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
446mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.5%
Sodium
974mg
41%
Sugars, added
50g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.7%
Zinc
2mg
12%