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Creme brulee with bitter almond

This recipe for crème brûlée is a brand new tackle the basic French dessert by including essence of bitter almond. This provides an additional stage of taste however you possibly can depart it out and comply with the recipe to make a convention dessert.


Preparation: 20 minutes

Chilling: 1 hour

Cooking: 55 minutes


10 egg yolks
Generous 1 cup (225 g) granulated sugar
2 cups (500 ml) milk
2 cups (500 ml) whipping cream, min. 35% fats
1 vanilla bean
A number of drops of bitter almond extract
A bit of brown sugar, for caramelizing


In a round-bottomed mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar collectively energetically till the combination thickens and turns into pale. Pour within the milk and whipping cream. Whisk collectively and add the seeds from the vanilla bean. Flavor with the bitter almond extract.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 200°F (100°C).

Strain the liquid by means of a Chinese and pour it into eight small crème brûlée dishes or ramekins. Bake for 45–50 minutes. Test for doneness: the tip of a knife ought to come out clear.

Allow the lotions to chill. Just earlier than serving them, set your oven to broil. Sprinkle the highest of every one with brown sugar. Caramelize them briefly within the oven, or use a caramelizing iron, and serve.

Book jacket photograph

Extracted from The Complete Book of French Cooking by Hubert Delorme and Vincent Boué (Flammarion, 2023).

Photo credit score: © Clay McLachlan

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Recipe for crème brûlée