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Food From Friends: Classic Creme Brulee

CLASSIC CRÈME BRULEE

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Warm a small pot of water on the stove. (for the water bath)
4-6 individual oven dishes

In a saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups whipping cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1 T. vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

In a bowl, whisk together 6 egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar. Add cream mixture to yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return pot to stove and cook on a low heat until just slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into dishes. Set dishes in a 13" X 9" pan, fill with warm water half way up sides of small dishes. Bake for 40 minutes (for small dishes) 50 minutes (for larger dishes) or until set. Take out of water bath and cool slightly. Sprinkle top of each dish with 1 tsp. brown sugar and place on a cookie sheet under broiler just until bubbly. (I make these a lot of time the day before.)

From my boss.

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