If you are looking for the best crème brulée recipes, this guide can help. Here are Farm Fresh crème brulée with only four ingredients (no oven needed).
Are you intimidated by crème brulée recipes and are afraid to try them? Well, you should be. Just kidding…sort of.
Unlike other recipes for desserts, crème brulée is limited in its options for recipes. Even though they are usually terrific recipes, we wanted to give you an every-man/woman/child kind of recipe (do NOT let your children touch the kitchen torch…or other people’s children…maybe no one should use the torch and we all just go home now). Nah, we can do this.
In this article, we are going to teach you how to make crème brulée with 4-ish crème brulée ingredients. These simples steps for making crème brulée will have your family and friends wondering how you went to culinary school without anyone noticing. Continue reading if you want to learn how burnt cream can taste amazing.
What & Who Is Farm Fresh?
Never used products by Farm Fresh? Well, you’re missing out!
Farm Fresh is, as the name so obscurely hints at, is fresh from the farm. Their cows have a healthy diet of grass for great-tasting milk products. It’s the only milk supplier you should ever use.
Where Did Crème Brulée Recipes Start?
The literal translation for crème brulée is, ‘burnt cream.’ While that sounds disgusting, it’s anything but. The exact origin of crème brulée is unknown, but we do know that it came from Europe. Custard recipes for desserts were very popular prior to the creation of crème brulée, so it’s only natural that someone decided to spice it up a little bit (or a lot).
How Michelin Chef Make Crème Brulée?
How to make crème brulée hasn’t changed all that much over the years. I mean, why mess with perfection? The crème brulée ingredients are simple: cream, eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
The best chefs take these simple ingredients and combine them into a culinary wonderland all in one little ramekin. They start with making their custard.
Once you’ve made your custard mixture (we’ll discuss how shortly, be patient), fill your ramekins about 2/3 full each. Place the ramekins in a water-filled baking dish, covering the sides of the ramekins halfway, and bake for about 45 minutes.
The custard is the easiest stored part of the recipe because you can pop it into the fridge for a couple of days if you don’t know when you’re going to serve it. Though, how people let would-be crème brulée sit in the fridge days on end without consuming it, we’ll never know, but it’s an option.
Once you’re ready to serve the delectable dish, add a thin layer of sugar across the top and pretend you’re a wrathful fire god by blazing it with fire. This is an over-dramatic way of saying, “grab a kitchen torch and heat the sugar until golden brown.” Make sure to use kitchen torch safety or you might burn your kitchen down.
4-Ingredient Crème Brulée Recipes
Remember way back when we said, “why mess with perfection?” Well, ignore that because we are going to mess with it just a bit so you can make this at home without being Sirio Maccioni. That’s why these steps for making crème brulée are pretty straightforward.
As we said, crème brulée recipes don’t vary that much, and our 4-ingredient recipe is no exception. However, we wanted to give those of you that are not-so-ambitious in the kitchen a chance to feel like the chef we know is hiding inside of you.
Crème Brulée Ingredients
As promised, there are only four ingredients you need for this recipe:
- 16oz Farm Fresh Full Cream Milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 vanilla bean, split, OR 1 tsp vanilla extract (depending on how fancy you want to be)
- 2oz white sugar (plus a little extra for the top)
At the risk of being called liars, we will say adding garnishes of strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries are fantastic options for recipes like this. However, it’s optional so it doesn’t count as a 5 crème brulée ingredients.
Steps for Making Crème Brulée
- Use, beg, borrow, or steal a small saucepan to heat milk and vanilla bean (if using vanilla extract, we’ll add this later) over medium heat, watching for bubbles to form at the edge (be careful, not to burn it)
- In a separate saucepan, whisk together the white sugar and egg yolks until combined
- Gradually add the heated milk mixture to the egg mixture and whisk together (don’t pour too fast or you’ll end up with weird scrambled eggs instead of custard)
- Whisk the mixture constantly over medium-low heat until thickened (about 12-15 minutes), be careful to avoid boiling or you’ll ruin your custard
- Stir in vanilla extract if using
- Pour into ramekins, filling the ramekin 2/3 of the way up
- Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours
- Add a thin coating of sugar on top of the custard, discarding any excess
- Heat with a kitchen torch or under the broiler until golden brown
- Serve with your optional berries
This recipe is just deceptively fancy enough to fool your friends and family (or maybe even yourself) into thinking you spent hours expertly crafting these gooey treats. It’s the perfect crime!
It's Time to Get Cooking & Baking
Look at that, you just learned one of the easiest crème brulée recipes out there. We hope your mind is spinning with the 4 (or 🤭 5) crème brulée ingredients you need to go get…like right now.
If you’re looking for other delicious dishes to try out, check out our recipes blog. But seriously… why haven’t you left for the store yet?