Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

by yeahlifestyle

Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

Today I will be sharing a Creme Caramel recipe with you.  This is a very common dessert in France and in various European countries, kids love it.

I always bought my creme caramels from the shop or supermarket but one day I had too much milk at home and decided to give it a try. It’s very easy to make and does not take long. They also keep in the fridge (once they are cold cover with cling film) for a few days so it’s a good dessert option for an informal lunch or even a dinner party.

I doubled the recipe as I wanted to give some to my neighbours, I have used ramekins to make these but you can also use a large bowl

  Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

For the Caramel

110g sugar

2 tablespoons warm water

For the Custard

4 large eggs

500ml of gold top milk (you can use a mixture of cream and milk – the more cream the richer the custard will be, I find it nicer made with milk)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

40g sugar (the recipe says brown but I used white)

Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

Method

 Make the caramel in a small pan, I put the sugar with a little water as it’s easier to make that way and does not change the result. I probably put one or two spoons of water and then put the pan on high heat. You need to stay with the pan as it won’t take long. You can tell when it will start turning as it becomes quieter (it’s difficult to explain but once you have done it a few times, you will understand what I mean). Do not let the caramel go too dark as it will take burnt.

Take away from the heat and put 2 tablespoons of warm water in the caramel. Be careful as it may spit.

Pour a little caramel into each ramekin or use a large soufflé dish.

Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

 Pour the milk into a pan and leave to heat gently while you whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

Then, when the milk is steaming hot, pour it onto the egg and sugar mixture, whisking until thoroughly blended.

Pour the liquid into the caramel lined dishes (or dish) and place in a roasting tin.

Transfer the tin carefully into the oven, the pour cold water into it to surround the dish up to two-thirds in depth.

Bake for approx 1h if in the large tin or between 20 to 30mn in ramekins. The custard should feel firm and springy to the touch.

Then remove from the roasting tin and, when it’s completely cold, cover with clingfilm and chill thoroughly for several hours in the fridge.

Delicious Creme Caramel Recipe

Recipe By: Brigitte Kershaw

 

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17 comments

Heather November 12, 2021 - 3:58 am

This reminds me of a flan. Is it similar consistency?

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 11:16 am

You could say but I find creme caramel more softer in texture

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN November 12, 2021 - 10:54 am

I really do love creme caramel. It helps that it’s easy to make. I sometimes add in orange juice for a change.

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 11:13 am

Sounds like a great flavour addition! I can’t wait to try using orange juice next time

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Marysa November 12, 2021 - 9:45 pm

This sounds delicious! I’ve never heard of the vanilla paste before, but it would be a great item to have on hand. I’d love to try this recipe.

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 10:07 am

It is delicious! You can use vanilla essence if you can’t get paste.

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Jasmine Martin November 13, 2021 - 2:41 am

Ooo this looks lovely and so tasty. I am going to have to try this recipe out for the holiday season. I just know my family will enjoy it.

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 9:52 am

Hope you do give this a go Jasmine

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Thena Franssen November 13, 2021 - 7:11 am

Holy moly, this looks good. I’ll be adding this to my holiday menu!

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 9:51 am

Hope you do, it is a delicious recipe

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Natasha Mairs November 13, 2021 - 10:58 am

This looks so nice! I love creme caramel but never made it myself. I also store buy and I tried to make this before and it didn’t turn out so well

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Lily Lily November 14, 2021 - 10:02 am

What a dream dessert! I would love to make this for the holidays!

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yeahlifestyle November 15, 2021 - 11:51 am

Hope you do Lily

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Jupiter Hadley November 14, 2021 - 3:56 pm

I love ordering these but have never thought of making my own! I will need to try it.

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yeahlifestyle November 15, 2021 - 11:51 am

Yes please do as it is not difficult to make

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Melissa Cushing November 15, 2021 - 11:16 am

This recipe looks so rich and decadent 😉 I would love to try it!

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yeahlifestyle November 15, 2021 - 11:49 am

Hope you do Melissa

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