Creme Brulee is my all-time favorite dessert, which is why I’m featuring it as the first post ever on this site. Creme brulee is traditionally made in a porcelain ramekin, but tempered glass containers, including mason jars, work just as well.
As you can see, I have a special tiny creme brulee spoon. I take my creme brulee very seriously.
Good creme brulee in a restaurant usually costs at least $5.00, but made at home each dish only costs $0.50. You can have creme brulee every day at that price!
If you’re interested in making your own creme brulee, here’s what you’ll need:
- Propane torch
- Heat-resistant dishes
- Casserole dish for baking
Do not be fooled by specialized butane creme brulee kitchen torches. These units have a tiny reservoir of fuel and are very expensive to refill. Use a plumber’s propane torch, like the one pictured. I purchased mine at a hardware store. I have yet to burn through my first 10$ container of propane after months of making creme brulee.
I’ve used all kinds of dishes for creme brulee, including porcelain ramekins, pyrex pudding dishes, and half pint mason jars. All will work fine, but mason jars are the most unique choice – and probably the cheapest.
Pictured left are standard ramekins. This set sells for $2 apiece on Amazon. In contrast, half pint mason jars sell for $0.73 each on the same site.
Creme brulee is a very simple and elegant dish, only requiring the following ingredients.
- Heavy cream
- Egg yolks
- White and brown sugar
- Vanilla (optional)
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