I am thinking about Crème Caramel, even as the day seem long today with the sun beating down on tiny Trinidad and Tobago mercilessly. However, I hear there’s a chance we would have rain. That’s great to hear. Anyhow, if you’re looking for a wonderful gourmet treat to impress your dinner guests I have found the perfect one; it will certainly be loved by everyone. I even enjoyed it, and I believe you may also… especially, if you have an acquired taste for the finer cuisine. What I’m referring to is Crème Caramel.
A Simple Crème Caramel Dessert
Don’t be worried by all the fancy spelling and french sounding name for this delicious dessert, because this “bad boy” ( sounded like Guy Fieri there for a moment lol!) is simple to make….once you follow my instructions to the letter. Creme Caramel is a delicious custard dessert (a flan) that is topped with a soft caramel. There, wasn’t that easy to explain? Of course, so basically all you have is in this creme caramel recipe is a custard with something close to browning on top of it ….something every Trini know how to make.
Beginning With the Custard
But, there is a little catch to making the caramel which you would see later on. Want a hint? It involves a conflict between temperatures….Let’s move on. The custard we will be making from scratch and that too will be easy. So, just follow the pictures and soon you will be impressing your family and friends.
So, I invite you to take up the challenge… and try making creme caramel from scratch like the pros do. Once you see how easy it is you will not be disappointed with your efforts. No, really you won’t be disappointed…As we say in Trini “it does lash real good” 🙂
So, here’s how to make creme caramel from scratch. Take your time and read the instructions carefully before you start. Set out your dishes and utensils and have your ingredients ready. If all else fails refer to the pictures or leave me a comment…….
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Enough talk, time to make creme caramel. Enjoy!
Crème Caramel Recipe
3/4 cups sugar
1 drop of lemon juice
2 tbsp. water
3 3/4 cups milk
3/4 cups sugar
5 small eggs
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp. vanilla essence
Boiled water (approximately 10 cups)
To make the custard:
To make the caramel:
Also, you will not be able to spread it around in the ramekin as it may get too firm.
To evenly fill the ramekins, use a liquid measuring cup that has a spout.
Cool, then chill before serving.
Serve inverted on to a rimmed serving platter.
More recipes to come.
Ah gone! 🙂
Enjoy your Crème Caramel dessert.