Happy Mother’s Day – 3!!!!

The last post from the series “Happy Mother’s Day !!!” and the time for the grand finale – THE DESSERT.

What else goes better for this occasion than a delicious, smooth, silky and amazingly flavourful creme brulee? Plus, during my last trip to Pittsburgh, I went into Penzeys and found some little treasures – vanilla from Mexico and Madagascar. Of course, I had to buy some vanilla plus all kind of other spices (luckily, I didn’t get checked at the airport, otherwise I am sure I would not be allowed to bring all the powders back home).

creme brulee
6 egg yolks
500 ml heavy cream
80 gr sugar
2-3  vanilla pods split and scraped

Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
Mix the egg yolks the sugar in a bowl. Heat the cream and  the vanilla to just below boiling then leave for 30 minutes to infuse. Reheat  and whisk the cream into the egg mixture. Strain the custard into ramekins.
Cover the ramekins with aluminium foil and place them in the oven, in a  roasting tin, filled half way with water.

Cook in a bain marie  for one hour or until set. Refrigerate for few hours before caramelizing the top  surface of the custard.
To serve sprinkle sugar  over the custard. Caramelize it with a blow torch.

So if you wonder why the entire Mother’s Day series, here is the reason:



5 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day – 3!!!!

  1. Gorgeous post, as always, Emilia! 🙂 I love the pictures and recipes you post, and this one is no exception! Beautiful… I’m sure you made your mother a very happy woman this Mother’s Day! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Celebrate: Mother's Day Recipes - Where Women Cook

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