You will be shocked to find out how easy Crème Brûlée is to make - and how few ingredients there are! It is simply a custard with caramelized sugar. That's it! Simple and delicious!
Now combine your cream and the vanilla bean pulp, throw in the bare bean for extra flavor - just don't forget to remove it when you're done. Heat to a boil, remove from heat, and cover.
Now combine your egg yolks and sugar. Whip them with your stand mixer until the color turns pale.
Now start adding your hot cream into the egg mixture, little by little so you don't cook the eggs. Continue to whisk with your stand mixer. Once you have added all the cream you can skim the foam off the top. Now pour that delicious mixture into your ramekins.
Pour some hot water into your pan so that if come about half way up your ramekins. Bake at 325 for 40 to 45 minutes until firm, but still a bit jiggly. Let cool slightly on the counter and then transfer to the fridge. Refrigerate for 2+ hours.
After they have chilled in the fridge sprinkle them with sugar.
Now get out your weapon. This tool sure makes it easy to make this dessert, but I heard that you can use your oven broiler to brown your sugar. I myself have not tried this method - but I'm intrigued.
Heat the sugar quickly and evenly in a circular motion until it bubbles and browns.
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