I made this creme brulee yesterday, it tasted wonderful!  The only thing I want to tinker with is the topping – I haven’t gotten the “torching”  of the sugar down pat yet!  I think I will use turbinado sugar next time (as noted in recipe).

Chocolate Creme Brulee

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

For custard: Place cream in heavy, medium saucepan.

Bring to simmer and remove from heat.

Add vanilla extract and chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend.

Slowly whisk in hot chocolate cream.

Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes.

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300F.

Arrange six ½ cup ramekins or custard cups in shallow baking pan.

Divide cooled chocolate mixture among them.

Pour enough hot water into baking pan to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

Bake until custards are just set, about 40 minutes.

Cool custards on racks (can be prepared 1 day ahead; cover tightly and refrigerate).

For topping: Preheat broiler.

Mix sugars together.

Sprinkle over custard in an even layer.

Place ramekins on a baking sheet.

Broil 2 inches away from heat source just until sugar melts and begins to caramelize.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

I think I will try turbinado sugar for the topping next time… mine did not glaze nicely!


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