Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups heavy cream

  2. 1-inch piece vanilla bean

  3. 6 tablespoons sugar

  4. 4 egg yolks

  5. 2 eggs

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In upper part of double boiler, heat 3 cups of heavy cream with the vanilla bean. In a bowl, beat 6 tablespoons of sugar with the egg yolks and eggs until light and creamy. Take out the vanilla bean , and stir the warm cream into the yolks very carefully and slowly. Return the mixture to the double boiler , over boiling water. Stir constantly until the custard coats the spoon. Then put into a glass serving dish and place it in the refrigerator to set. When ready to serve, cover the top of the custard completely with brown sugar , using 1/2 cup or more. Place the dish on a bowl of crushed ice and place custard under broiler flame until sugar melts and caramelizes. Keep watching it, for the sugar will burn. Serve immediately.


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