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Mum’s vanilla spiced crème brulee

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 0:20

Preparation Time: 0:05


  • 2 ½ cups (625ml) thickened cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbs caster sugar, plus 1/3 cup extra for brulee top
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • Mixed berries, to serve


  1. In a Pyrex 4 cup capacity glass jug, combine cream, yolks, vanilla, sugar and cornflour and whisk.
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes and whisk. Continue microwaving in 1-2 minute increments until custard thickens to a dollop consistency.
  3. Divide custard between four Pyrex 1 cup capacity glass prep bowls.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of caster sugar over the surface of each custard in an even layer. Use a blowtorch to caramelise the sugar until golden. Serve with mixed berries.

Tip – Make these up to 5 days in advance and store covered in the fridge. Just dust with sugar and torch right before serving.



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