My husband makes the most amazing creme brulee in the world! He made me some for Valentines day and I asked if he would share his recipe.
1 quart heavy cream
6 egg yolks
2 vanilla beans
1 cup sugar (split in half)
zest from one orange
Preheat oven to 325.
Put the heavy cream in a sauce pan over medium high.
Split the vanilla beans and scrape the pulp than add both to the cream and bring to a boil.
As soon as it boils take the cream mixture off the heat cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
Whisk egg yolks with a half cup of sugar until it lightens in color usually 2-3 minutes than add the orange zest.
After cream has rested combine it with the egg mixture be sure to temper the eggs so they don't cook.
Pour the mixture into 6 ramekins and place the ramekins in a cake pan and fill the pan with hot water 3/4 of the way up the ramekins. (I heat it in a tea pot while the cream is resting)
Bake for 45 minutes.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
Remove from refrigerator for a half hour prior to serving and cover with the other half cup of sugar.
Using a torch and while rotating the ramekins in your hand heat the sugar until it start to melt than turn brown then let it rest for a minute to harden.
And that is why I think he makes this dessert, because he gets to use a blow torch! So yummy and fancy. Thank you Kevin!