creme caramel

creme caramel

After sampling some beautiful desserts in Mallorca recently, I really fancied recreating some of them. One on the hitlist was creme caramel, so I gave it a go. I used this recipe of James Martin’s, and didn’t change a thing.

It turned out brilliantly! I was sure it would be lumpy and gnarly, but the mixture was smooth, the caramel golden and the whole thing sweet and jelly-like. I was gobsmacked!

Creme caramel (serves 4):

4 eggs

1 egg yolk

120 g caster sugar

500 ml milk

1 drops vanilla essence

For the caramel:

150 g caster sugar

50 ml water

  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/gas 1.
  2. Whisk the whole eggs, egg yolk and sugar together in a bowl, then mix in the milk and vanilla essence. Pass through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
  3. To make the caramel, boil the sugar and water together in a small pan without stirring until the syrup thickens and caramelises, turning golden brown.
  4. Pour the hot caramel into 4 dariole moulds.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into each caramel-filled moulds. Place the darioles in a roasting tray and pour hot water in around the moulds until it reaches half-way up the side of the moulds.
  6. Bake the crème caramels in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
  7. To serve, turn out the moulds on to serving plates.

11 thoughts on “creme caramel”

    1. Thanks – more great photos from you. I love how your cat is begging you for some dessert!

      I took my caramel a tiny bit too far the first time as well. Catching it at the right second takes practice!

      1. I guess my cat was more curious about the ice rather than the dessert itself :). I think I’ll try orange caramel next time since I find sugar caramel is a bit strong for me, too sweet I mean

    1. That is absolutely beautiful. Great stuff! I made a great caramel yesterday which I was really pleased with – just stopped it at the right time.

      1. Thanks Gary, I was glad the caramel turned out right as well. Your caramel yesterday was also for this creme caramel or something else? hehe I’m looking for others’ dessert recipes

      1. Thank you, Gary. It read that way, but every recipe I have read says to let the caramel and custard cool. I shall give a go.

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