Coffee Crème Brûlée

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground espresso
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup instant dissolving fruit/berry sugar
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Method

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.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 68 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 63.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 13.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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