I made Creme Brûlée for the first time this past week and I was so happy with the way they turned out. The are a bit fiddly and time consuming, but well worth the effort.
What you'll need:
2 cups thicken cream
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
5 egg yolks
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 Tbs brown sugar
What to do:
Preheat oven to 150°C. Place a folded tea-towel in base of a roasting pan. Place four 3 or 4 cup-capacity ovenproof dishes in pan
Place cream and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally (don't boil), for 8 to 10 minutes or until just simmering.
Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and caster sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Gradually whisk in cream mixture until combined. Strain mixture into a jug. Pour into dishes. Add boiling water to pan until halfway up sides of dishes.
Bake for 35 minutes or until almost set (mixture will wobble slightly). Remove dishes from pan. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
Preheat grill on high. Place a wet tea-towel in pan. Place dishes on top. Sprinkle brûlées with brown sugar. Arrange ice cubes around dishes to prevent custard overcooking. Grill for 5 minutes or until sugar starts to melt. Set aside for 5 minutes.