My husband took up cooking for a short while.  One of his creations was crème brulee.  this is how he made it, and it is very popular!


Main dish:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2c sugar
  • 1 1/3c heavy cream
  • 1 1/3c milk
  • 1t vanilla
  • ramekins

Fluff together the eggs and yolks.  Mix the sugar, cream and milk together in a sauce pan.  Stir while it heats up until fully dissolved.  Add vanilla and let cool for 5 minutes.

Add this mixture to the eggs a slow, small amount at first, tempering the eggs as needed.  Whisk together and pour into the ramekins.

Put the ramekins in a dish and fill the dish with water up to halfway or so up the ramekins.  Bake at 275 for 1 hour.  Carefully remove and refrigerate for 2 hours or more, preferably overnight.

Caramel topping:

  • 1c sugar
  • 1/c water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3c heavy cream
  • 1/4c milk

Using medium heat, mix all the ingredients together, stirring often.  As it starts to darken, be careful, removing from the heat as necessary and being careful to not let it stick too much on the bottom.  Once it’s brown to your satisfaction, remove completely from the heat and mix well.  Can be reheated once stored in the fridge.