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Vanilla Creme Brulee
Vanilla Creme Brulee
Method

Crème Brulee means burnt cream in French, but you can eat it without caramelizing it! It is a cream that doesn’t thicken with flour or cornstarch but only with eggs. This means you need to be a little careful when making it.

  • Preheat oven to 100* C (212* F) Fan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks along with half the sugar, until it becomes creamy and turns light beige in color.
  • In a small saucepan, add the heavy cream, milk and the remaining sugar.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice open the vanilla pod. Use a cutting board and be careful not to cut yourselves.
  • Scrape the inside of the pod with the backside of the knife, to remove the vanilla seeds. Add them to the saucepan as well as empty pod.
  • Stir and heat over medium to low heat, until it is close to boiling and remove from heat.
  • Add spoonfuls of the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture. Add them one at a time while whisking continuously and wait until each spoonful has been completely incorporated into the mixture before adding the next one.
  • It’s important to warm the eggs up slowly so they don’t cook and turn into an omelet!
  • Put the saucepan back on low heat and bring to a boil while stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens slightly and leaves a film of cream on the back of a spoon that you dip into it.
  • Remove from heat. Pass the mixture through a sieve to make it extra smooth. Transfer to a measuring cup and fill 4 ramekins.
  • Place filled ramekins into a deep baking pan. Fill baking pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Carefully transfer to oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven. Allow them to cool a little, sprinkle with sugar and burn sugar with a kitchen torch. (If you don’t have a kitchen torch put them back in the oven set to 220* C (428* F) or broiler and caramelize sugar there.)
Tip
Instead of caramelizing the sugar on top of the sweet, you can add your favorite jam while it’s still warm… You can also add strawberries, raspberries or your choice of fruit before baking… Good luck!! 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

300
Calories (kcal)
15 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

16.9
Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.2
Saturated Fat (g)
46 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

32.2
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

32.2
Sugars (g)
36 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.9
Protein (g)
10 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.1
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.