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The Best Cream Burlee Recipe

Cream Burlee is a French dessert and is one of the most sophisticated ones. It is served inmost restaurants and is just a delight to be consumed. It is just a wow dish,the yummy, velvety smooth custard that can only be reached by cracking the topcrispy caramelized sugar layer.
Servings 4 People
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Refrigeration Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 large Egg yolks
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 cups Heavy cream
  • A pinch of salt optional
  • 2 tbsp sugar for the top caramelized layer

Instructions

  • Crack the eggs and separate the yolks in a bowl. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla essence to the egg yolks, and using a beater whisk it gently until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Place a pan over medium heat and add cream to the pan, do not boil it just bring it to a simmer.
  • Once it simmers, put it in a beaker or a bowl and start adding it to the egg yolk mixture slowly.
  • Add the cream little by little and do not forget to keep whisking the mixture the whole time until you have added all the cream to the egg mixture.
  • Once you are done, put the mixture through a sieve so no lumps are left.
  • Divide and equally pour the mixture into 4 ramekins and place the ramekins in a bigger dish.
  • Fill the dish with hot water 2/3rd of the way up to the sides of the ramekins.
  • Pu the dish (water bath) in a preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes at 160ºC/320ºF.
  • The custards must be set with a little jiggle in the center. Allow them to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Then cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Finally, pour 2 tbsp of sugar over each custard in the ramekin and evenly distribute it. Use the kitchen torch to caramelize or broil the sugar on high heat.
  • Let it sit for 3-4 minutes. Crack the surface and enjoy the crunchy sugar coat with yummy custard in every bite.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best Cream Burlee Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
602
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
50
g
77
%
Saturated Fat
 
29
g
181
%
Cholesterol
 
394
mg
131
%
Sodium
 
56
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
112
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
35
g
12
%
Sugar
 
31
g
34
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
2056
IU
41
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
105
mg
11
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.