Crema Catalana
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • cream 30-36% 630 g
  • 10 yolks
  • brown sugar 150 g
  • white sugar 125 g
  • lemon zest
  • vanilla 220 g
Step 1
Pour 500 g cream into a small saucepan and put on medium heat.
Step 2
Gently peel the lemon to get large pieces of yellow skin.
Step 3
Separate the vanilla beans and add them to the sugar. Put the vanilla pod and lemon zest into the cream pot.
Step 4
Separate the yolks from the whites and add white sugar to them.
Step 5
Whisk the yolks with sugar until they become a fluffy, lighter mass.
Step 6
When the yolks increase in volume, add cream and continue to whip the cream.
Step 7
Pour small portions of the mixture into cups.
Step 8
Place the cups in a container filled with water up to about half the height of the cups. Bake in a water bath in an oven preheated to 150 ° C for 30 minutes.
Step 9
When the mass is solid, remove from the oven and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Step 10
Using a special burner, gently caramelize the sugar to form a crunchy crust. Let the cups cool down a little, then serve the dessert to the table.
Enjoy your meal!