With a flavor as rich as it is delicious, it’s no wonder that the heritage of crème brulee is hotly contested! France, England, and Spain all claim ownership over this classic dessert, but since custards were widely popular in Europe during the Middle Ages, it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of crème brulee.
Regardless, who would have ever thought that we would all be enthralled with something that was burnt – and on purpose? Whenever we leave cookies in the oven too long or overcook that bag of popcorn, we throw it out and begin again. But the burnt cream and delicate, crispy crust is what we all love about crème brulee. It’s not just the taste we enjoy, but also the sound of our spoon snapping through that tasty barrier as it reveals the sweet treat underneath.
If you’re a fan of crème brulee, not only must you try unique beverage syrups from Amoretti, but you must also try this recipe from the 1600s in Cambridge, England. From Trinity College, it’s believed to be one of the oldest recipes for crème brulee.
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 8 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3 egg yolks
To make crème brûlée, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, combine the cream and vanilla in a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Be sure to stir frequently.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs, yolks, and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Take the saucepan and combine the cream with the mixture, whisking continuously. Strain through a sieve back onto the saucepan and leave on extremely low heat.
When the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, pour it into six custard cups and place it into a baking dish that you can fill with water to surround the custard cups. Bake for 30 minutes then chill for 3 hours. Broil before serving or use a torch to achieve the desired crispiness for the crust.
Fortunately with unique beverage syrups from Amoretti, it isn’t as involved of a process to enjoy the crème brulee flavor in your drinks. With Amoretti Premium Crème Brulee Syrup, the uses for flavored syrup are endless. Whether you use it in ice cream, gelato, or your coffee, the uses for flavored syrup are as rich as the dessert itself. With unique beverage syrups, the hard work and preparation has been done so that you can enjoy the flavor of crème brulee today.