Tested till perfect Coffee Crème Brûlée

Coffee Crème Brûlée

Slip this recipe into your Fair Trade gift basket. Coffee fans will love this silky dessert's rich intense flavour due to steeping the beans directly in the cream.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 3cupswhipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcoarsely ground espresso
  • 8 8egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupinstant dissolving fruit/berry sugar

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
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Preparation

In saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat until steaming. Remove from heat; stir in coffee. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain through double-layered cheesecloth-lined sieve. Return to clean pot and heat over medium heat until steaming.

In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks with sugar until pale; gradually whisk in steaming cream. Strain through fine sieve. Divide mixture among eight 6-oz (175 mL) ramekins or custard cups. Place in large roasting pan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are set but centres still jiggle and knife inserted in centres comes out creamy. Remove from water; let cool on racks. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: Place ramekins on rimmed baking sheets. Press 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar though small sieve to remove lumps onto each ramekin. Broil 6 inches (15 cm) from heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar bubbles and darkens, removing each when ready. Chill, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes before serving. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 hours.)

Additional information : Tip: Instant dissolving sugar is available in most grocery stores. Or make your own by grinding granulated sugar in food processor or coffee mill for 1 minute or until very fine.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 63 pro 4g total fat 2g sat. fat 2g
carb 7g fibre 0g chol 9mg sodium 68mg

% RDI:

calcium 13 iron 1 vit A 6 vit C 2
folate 8
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