Crème à la cassonade


You'll need

7 egg yolks 150 gm caster sugar, plus extra for scattering 3 vanilla beans, split and seeds scraped 700 ml thickened cream 250 ml (1 cup) milk

Method

  • 01
  • Whisk yolks and sugar in a bowl until smooth, add vanilla bean and seeds and whisk to combine. Add cream and milk, whisk to combine, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavours develop (1-2 hours).
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 110C. Strain mixture through a fine sieve (discard solids), then pour into eight 250ml ovenproof ramekins, place on oven trays and bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, until just set with a slight wobble in centre (45-55 minutes). Cool slightly, then refrigerate until set (2-3 hours).
  • 03
  • Scatter caster sugar evenly over custards, then caramelise with a blowtorch or under a hot grill (1-2 minutes), and serve.
This recipe is from the July 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

"As shameless Francophiles, we love everything about Adelaide's Bistro Dom, but it's the crème à la cassonade that really has us swooning. Would you please ask chef Andrew Davies to share his recipe?"
Geri and Richard Marsh, via email

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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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