Trinity Burnt Cream

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By Mark Hix

Published 2006

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Is this delicious dessert French or English in origin? It’s difficult to say, as burnt cream seems to have been around for as long as crème brûlée. Even as early as the Norman Conquest, we were influenced by the French, and vice versa. It may even have been that both were derived from crema Catalan. They are all ways with custard, and whoever had the idea of putting a mirror of burnt sugar on top deserves our eternal gratitude. There are lots of versions of both crème brûlée and burn