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Crème caramel



    For the caramel

    • Sugar- 1/2 cup

    For the custard

    • Egg- 1 large
    • Egg yolks- 3 large
    • Salt- 1/4 tsp
    • Sugar- 1/4 cup
    • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
    • Crème fraiche- 1/2 cup
    • Milk- 1/2 cup



    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray 4 heatproof 6.5-oz. ramekins with vegetable spray. Place ramekins in a casserole dish.
    • Place 1/2 cup sugar in a small, heavy, dry skillet over medium heat. When sugar begins to melt around the edges, gently shake the pan continually, swirling sugar around, until all the sugar melts; don’t use utensils to stir. When sugar is completely melted and dark brown, remove the pan from heat.
    • Quickly pour equal amounts of caramel syrup into the 4 prepared ramekins.
    • Place 1 egg and 3 egg yolks in a bowl with a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes frothy, about 1 minute.
    • Spoon the creme fraiche into the egg mixture; add the milk and the vanilla. Whisk together until ingredients are completely mixed.
    • Ladle mixture into the prepared ramekins, filling them about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
    • Fill casserole with hot tap water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Place casserole on middle rack of preheated oven.
    • Bake until just barely set, 45 to 50 minutes. You can start checking for doneness at about 40 minutes.
    • Using tongs, remove the ramekins from the casserole to a cooling rack. When just slightly warm, run a sharp paring knife around the edge of each custard.
    • To unmold, cover ramekin with a small plate, then invert. Chill before serving.


    ✔Crème fraiche can be found in the refrigerator section of supermarket. If you cant find crème fraiche, substitute it with whipping cream (not dream whip powder).
    ✔Ramekins are small ceramic dishes which can be used for baking as well as for serving. You can see the orange colored ramekins in my pictures. If you don’t have these use a round medium sized cake baking dish and use a larger casserole for the water bath. The baking pan must be coated well with caramel sauce and pour the entire custard mixture into it.
    ✔You can know that your custard is done when you find that it is set on the sides but a little wobbly in the centre.