It is absolutely wonderful for entertaining your friends but
is also good for a special treat when you need a little pick me up!
You will need 6 ramekin dishes placed in an oven dish or
tin. Have these ready.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / Gas 4)
Place the cream into a heavy based saucepan.
Split the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds
into the cream.
Bring to boil, stirring continuously.
Remove from heat and leave to stand for about 15
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar and liqueur
until well blended.
Gradually, whisk in the cream.
Pour into the ramekin dishes.
Pour boiling water into the oven dish so that it
comes half way up the ramekin dishes.
Cover the whole dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes
until they are set.
When set, sprinkle with brown sugar and place
under broiler/grill for about 30 seconds or until sugar melts/caramelises.
Place in refrigerator to chill before serving.
Another method to brulée or burn them is to use a blowtorch.
This is quite simple, you just need a bit of confidence to do it for the first
time. Protect the edges of the dishes with foil and aim the flame over the
surface for a few seconds until browned.