Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Raspberries

Back in 8th grade I went to London with Kara and my mom. We did all the tourist things: theater, tube, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Harrod’s, etc. You name it…we did it. I think my favorite part of the trip was Harrod’s. What can I say, I loved to shop then and I love to shop now! However my most distinct memory of Harrod’s was not the expensive, luxurious apparel, it was the food court.

I don’t know if that’s what it is even called. But I remember my mom going on and on AND ON when she saw that Harrod’s had Crème Brûlée. She had never had it but always wanted to so she just had to try it! What better place is there to try something ultra lavish like Crème Brûlée than Harrod’s? We all ordered a little something and walked back to the hotel. When we went to open our treats what did my mom get? A cream puff! Haha! I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

Fast forward about 15 years later. My mom finally got her Crème Brûlée. We made it for her birthday. It was really delicious, I loved the carmelized sugar on top. And it’s a perfect dessert if you really want to impress someone. Kara got a torch for Christmas and we had fun learning how to use it. The counter may or may not have gone up in flames.

Note: We halved our recipe and still got 6 ramekins. Ree’s ramekins must be quite large! I posted the full recipe. Also, if you can’t find superfine sugar just throw some regular granulated sugar in a food processor and pulse. But allow it time to settle before you open the top or you’ll have sugar dust everywhere.

Here's what you'll need

Heat heavy cream in a saucepan

Add the vanilla. We used paste

Meanwhile separate your egg yolks

And add the superfine sugar

Whisk vigorously

SLOWLY add in the heavy cream as you mix

Pour in the ramekins

Make a water bath

Pop in the oven for about 30 minutes

Sprinkle sugar on top once chilled

Torch evenly. Try NOT to do what you see here!

This is more like it!

Top with berries, whip cream or eat plain. Sooo good!



    • says

      Hi Mary! The Crème Brûlée was really amazing! We were all impressed…I think Jena would love it! I’ll stop in next week sometime, I want to say hi and drop off cards.

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