Classic Crème Brûlée

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Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

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Crème brûlée can be made in a single large pan or, for neater, more luxurious presentation, in individual ramekins. The wide, shallow white porcelain ramekins used in restaurants are perfect—little depth, all surface. The crucial part, of course, is the crackly sugar surface, but the custard is important, too—this is the time to pull out all the stops and use real cream.

This recipe is based on one from Dieter Schorner, a gifted pastry chef who occasionally taught a