Crème Brûlée

creme brulee 3

If you know me, you will know that I don’t like to cook on Friday nights. I love to cook, and I cook every single day including weekends, but Friday evening does some freaky things to me. I like to be lazy, order food, have a drink and not cook at all. May be it’s the feeling of ‘weekend almost there!’ 😉 . Yesterday was different! I was getting bored while waiting for Arvind to come home. He had some office party to attend and so I thought of surprising him by baking some cookies. Guess what ? it turned out bad 🙁 It was the first time I was making an attempt with cookies!!

Totally mad at myself, I decided to watch a movie. Switched on Netflix and picked ‘Ramen Girl’. If you guys haven’t watched it .. you should, especially if you love food and cooking. It’s not a super hit kinda movie, but it can motivate you. Well, it worked on me. I went to the kitchen and decided to make Creme Brulee 😀 This is how crazy I am!! And yes, this is yet another dessert which I order every time I see it in the menu but have never ever made it at home.

I made a tiny portion, 3 to be precise, 1 for me, 1 for him and 1 for me .. well, I was all alone on a Friday evening ..I deserve 2 .. don’t I ? 😛 😉

Sharing this sweet dish with Sweets for Saturday

Crème Brûlée 1

Crème Brûlée 2

Crème Brûlée 3

creme brulee 3

Crème Brûlée


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar and extra 3 spoon for the sugar crust
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract


  1. In a big bowl, mix the egg and the egg yolk with sugar and whisk them properly. Keep it aside.
  2. In a deep sauce pan, mix the cream and milk and heat them. (You have to be very very careful here as you don't want to boil them. It should be just hot enough.)
  3. Now add the egg mix to the milk, but keep whisking it while adding the mix, else you'll get a scrambled egg 😉
  4. Add the vanilla extract and whisk it again to make it like a smooth custard mix.
  5. Take a deep baking pan, big enough to place 3 ramekin.
  6. Pour the custard mixture in the bowls
  7. In the baking pan, add some hot water. It should be enough to come halfway up to the sides of the ramekins. (I think this technique is called water bath. It is done so that the custard gets cooked evenly)
  8. Bake it at 300 F for 35 to 40 mins or until the custards are set, when gently shaken.
  9. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and keep it in the room temperature until they cool down.
  10. Refrigerate it until it firms or until you ready to serve .
  11. Just before serving, sprinkle 1 tbs sugar on top of each ramekin and broil it for 5 mins or use a blow torch to caramelize it. I don't have a blow torch, so I broiled it and .....
  12. As you can see, the brûlée was not fancy at all, but it tasted awsm 🙂
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  • Krithi
    February 12, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Wow.. It is indeed awesome… Kudos to your self-motivation!!

  • Manu
    February 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Yum!!!! One of my favourite desserts!!!! I love the crunchy bits! 🙂

  • yummychunklet
    February 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    I’ve loved making creme brulee ever since my sister gave me a kitchen blow torch for my birthday! This individual portion recipe looks great!

  • Vimitha
    February 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Wow dear… Looks damn tempting…

  • Motoko
    February 12, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert, I would like to try.

  • Priyanka
    February 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Its yummy…..I made one the other day and added some caramelized banana…thats when I started liking Creme Brulee…..And yours look so tempting I need one today 🙂

  • Raji
    February 13, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    What a nice result of watching a good movie…lovely creme brulee.

  • Amy
    February 13, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Your creme brulee looks perfect and delicious! I can’t wait to go make some!


  • sushma
    February 13, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    looks lovely 🙂

  • amelia
    February 13, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert to order when I go out! Your looks delicious. 🙂
    I love that you made two servings for you…have a great day.

  • Priya
    February 13, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Am an addict to this creme brulee, havent had since a long, u r tempting me with ur clicks..

  • Elyse @ The Cultural Dish
    Elyse @ The Cultural Dish
    February 13, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Glad you decided to try the creme brulee!

  • Sandra
    February 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    This is fantastic! Mouthwatering photos!! Yummy!

  • briarrose
    February 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    The cook always deserves an extra serving. 😉 It’s a rule. This looks delicious. I’ve never tried to make this at home before.

  • Cheryl and Adam
    Cheryl and Adam
    February 15, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Delicious! One of our favorite deserts. And you do deserve 2, we all do!

  • Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    February 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    This looks so elegant. I bet it impresses everyone you serve it to. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  • Kiran
    March 31, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Thanks for publishing this indeed an awesome dessert…

  • aarthi
    August 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    I always want to make this…But afraid of doing it thinking whether it will set or not…Yours look way easy and better..Should try it..