I have always been intimidated to make creme brulee until I found this recipe! It is very easy. Just make sure not to let it boil! It can be a little tricky to get it the right consistency.
My all time favorite dessert.....
4 Tbsp sugar
4 large Egg Yolks
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Start boiling water.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and sugar, cook and stir occasionally until small bubbles appear around edge. Do not boil. (Takes about 5-6 minutes.) Remove from heat. In a bowl beat egg yolks and vanilla until smooth and light. Gradually pour hot cream mixture into egg yolks, stirring until well blended.
Place 4 ramekins, or small custard cups into a shallow baking pan. Divide and pour custard mixture into containers. Place on middle shelf of pre-heated oven and fill baking pan with boiling water until half way up sides of cups. Bake for 45 minutes, or until custard is set. Carefully remove cups and chill for 2-3 hours.
Before serving, sift 3/4 cup sugar, white or brown, over surface of custard. Place under broiler, or use cooking torch until sugar melts and is golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.