Classic Creme Brûlée is made from just four ingredients, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla; resulting in a rich custard topped with a layer of hard caramel. Also known as burnt cream, crema catalina or Trinity cream, Creme Brûlée is a dessert guaranteed to impress your guests. It is surprisingly simple to make and once you’ve tried making it yours, you may never be tempted to order this treat at a fancy restaurant again.
While my sister was visiting us last weekend, she brought along her kitchen torch and introduced me to the creamy awesomeness that is homemade creme brûlée. If you do not have a kitchen torch or do not care to purchase one, the sugar can also be caramelized in the oven. (Directions are included below.)
I can’t believe it took me so long to finally make creme brûlée at home. This turned out to be one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made!