Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée

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There’s nothing better than a fresh, cold dessert when it’s hot and humid outside. Summer has arrived and temperatures are already very high.

Crème brûlée is a classic French dessert made with few ingredients; milk, egg yolks and sugar. I flavored mine with orange blossom water. The dessert is creamy, flavorful and crunchy on the top with the caramel.

As I mentioned in another post,  crème brûlée is different from the Catalan crème, it looks like the same but there are some differences in cooking. The crème brûlée is cooked in a bain-marie into the oven.The Catalan crème is cooked into a saucepan on the stove.

If you want a refreshing dessert for Fiesta Friday #120, this one will satisfy!  Thank you to our wonderful host Angieand Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Linda @ Fabulous Fare Sisters for co-hosting this fantastic party.

Serves: 4 large flat ramequins

Ingredients:

  • 250ml whole milk
  • 250ml heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • Demerara sugar for the caramel

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 120C degrees.
  2. Pour the milk and the cream into a sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook until simmering.
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks and the caster sugar together.
  6. Pour slowly the cream on the top and whisk gently.
  7. Finally, add the orange blossom water.
  8. Gently pour the cream into flat ramequins (see picture).
  9. Place the ramequins into a large cake pan and pour hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramequins (called bain Marie).
  10. Bake for 1 hour (more or less depending on the oven).
  11. Remove from the oven when the top of the custards are shaken and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  12. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  13. Before serving, sprinkle the entire surface of each ramekin with demerara sugar and heat with a kitchen blowtorch to make the caramelized layer. (I’m still learning how to use it).
  14. Serve immediately.

Bonne dégustation!

PS: If you don’t have a kitchen blowtorch you have another option, preheat the broiler of your stove, place the ramekins under the broiler and caramelize the top. For the small ramequins, I prepared the caramel and then poured on the top of each.

66 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect little bowls of loveliness 😀😀😀 it does sound like the temperature is very high already out there???

    1. Thank you so much. Yes the temperature is crazy this month 😦 I’m not complaining too much…Have a lovely weekend my Dear! 🙂 xx

      1. You know me… I’d be melting!!
        Thank you, enjoy your evening xx

  2. Loretta says:

    Linda one sentence describes all this yumminess in the beautiful bowls. I WANT ONE OF MY OWN :)) Truly these are amazing, so creamy and lovely, thanks for bringing these to the Fiesta. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Loretta for such kind words:) I would love to send you not only one but two crème brûlée 😉 Thanks for co-hosting this week FF and enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂 xx

  3. Nice addition of the orange blossom water:))

    1. Thank you so much Shy, I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  4. Jhuls says:

    Oh so delicious! I am sure the addition of orange blosson water is fantastic! Happy FF, Linda and have a fab week ahead. 🙂

    1. Thanks a bunch Jhuls. I’m addicted to blossom water 😀 Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy FF too! 🙂 xx

  5. Hilda says:

    Great recipe! Love the addition of the orange blossom water.

    1. Thank you very much Hilda and I’m glad you liked this version! 🙂

  6. That sounds lovely, I think I would love the addition of orange blossom. Yum!
    Tania @ http://www.thegammonkitchen.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks a lot Tania and the taste of orange blossom water is pleasant and a little sweet! 🙂

  7. Wonderful Linda and I think your brûlée is perfect. Love orange blossom and think this is a delicous recipe.

    1. Thank you very much Suzanne. It was so good 😉

    1. Thanks a lot Zeba for your nice comment! 🙂

  8. Ahila says:

    Delicious looking dessert. Yet another recipe of yours that I must try. Happy Fiesta, Linda! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Ahila. I’m so glad you liked it, the crème is easy to prepare and so refreshing with this hot weather. Btw, I love your new hair cut you look superb! 🙂 xx

      1. Ahila says:

        Thank you, Linda… that was a temporary whim last year, my haircut is back to its usual style now 😉

  9. Quality addition there – can already taste how the orange blossom water fits right in with the natural flavour of the brulee! I don’t make nearly enough desserts, but when I do it’s exactly this kind of impressive but easy dish that I aim for! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much, Martin for your nice comment. I really appreciate and I’m so glad you liked it. Have a nice day! 🙂

  10. Just love crème brulée, especially with orange blossom! 🙂

    1. Thank you, I love it too! 😉

  11. Nice idea to flavor them with orange blossom water, I’ll have to try that.
    Great to see you use the proper flat ramekins with the best ratio of pudding to crust, well done.
    It looks like you could burn the sugar just a little more.

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your nice comment. You’re right about the sugar, I still need to practice how to use the kitchen blowtorch! 🙂

  12. “Every woman should have a blowtorch.” Julia Child didn’t say it. One of her guests did. Nevertheless, I need to get myself a blowtorch. These ramekins with orange blossom flavored creme brulee are gorgeous. Aroma of which, must have filled your kitchen. Absolutely delectable! 🙂

    1. You should follow what Julia Child said, Fae. It’s time to buy a blowtorch 😀 I’m addicted to orange blossom since my childhood but sincerely the aroma is unique. Thank you for your really nice comment! 🙂

  13. Wow this is just droooolicious. … love this decandent brulee. ..

    1. Thank you a bunch, Chitra! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

  14. Love the addition of orange blossom to the creme brulee! Looks fabulous, Linda 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Freda! 🙂

  15. Margherita says:

    This is one of my favourite desserts, but I am too afraid of the caramelized step, so I made at home just once. It was delicious but it wasn’t that nice. For what I can tell from your pictures it seems that you already know how to use the blowtorch! Thanks a lot for this recipe Linda, I bet the orange blossom water gave this dessert an amazing flavour!

    1. Thank you very much and you’re welcome, Margherita. I like the sound of the cracking noise of the caramel 😀 Have a nice week! 🙂

  16. This looks absolutely divine 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

  17. Ahh, you’ve done it again Linda… as always I’m wishing I was sitting right there at your table being able to dig into this gorgeous dessert. This is one of my absolute favourite desserts and the idea of adding orange blossom has me weak at the knees. 😋😍🤗

    1. Thanks a lot my friend for all the kind words. I hope that you get the chance to try this one soon and you like it as much as I did (une gourmande). I hope you are doing well, Margot and Have a wonderful week! 🙂 xx

  18. chef mimi says:

    Orange blossom water is really incredible. I love it in this creme brûlée. I think I need to remind myself that I own this product and use it!!! Brilliant recipe.

    1. Thank you very much, Mimi. I grew up with the smell of orange flowers around the house and blossom water in our kitchen. Now, I always have some bottles in my home. The smell is very unique and excellent as remedy for babies colic too)! 🙂

  19. Nancy says:

    These look amazing, Linda! So pretty to look at and the flavor sounds absolutely amazing…your recipe sounds perfect. 😛

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy. An easy dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth! 😀 Have a nice day, Nancy! 🙂

  20. Creme Brulee is my favorite recipe,and I’ve never tried orange flavors. This looks and sounds great!

    1. Thank you very much, Julie. The orange blossom brings a subtle flavor to the crème brûlée! 🙂

  21. Those are bowls of deliciousness! I love creme brulee and love the flavor and aroma of orange blossom, so combining both of them just sounds amazing! Came through Tasneem’s space… Happy to be hear and will keep coming in… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Rafeeda for your kind words. I really appreciate and also I’m so glad you liked the recipe.
      Btw are you living in Dubai?
      Have a nice day! 🙂

      1. Yes, I am living in Dubai… 🙂

  22. fromdreamtoplan says:

    mmmm it looks really good!! 🙂
    P.S.
    I’ve changed the URL of my blog so if you still want to receive my post notifications please press the follow button here: http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/ 😉 (the old one will be closed soon!)

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂

  23. Patty Nguyen says:

    Oh, creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts. The orange blossom puts them over the top. ❤

    1. Thank you SO much Patty, I’m so glad you liked it. Love this dessert too! 😉 Enjoy your summer xx

  24. skd says:

    Looks delicious 👍 ☺

    1. Thank you so much, Ana and have a Ramadan Kareem in advance! 🙂 xx

  25. Sumith Babu says:

    I can feel that texture!!

    1. Thank you very much Sumith! 🙂

      1. Sumith Babu says:

        I love creme brulee in any form. Done a spiced tea version in my blog.

  26. I have never tried orange blossom, I am sure it tastes just wonderful in this dessert! It looks so creamy and delicious❤️

    1. Thank a lot Marisa. This is a very simple recipe and so refreshing, I’m glad you like it. Have a nice weekend! 🙂 xx

  27. Sophie33 says:

    What perfect special crème brûlées! They look perfect to me! yummm!

    1. Thanks a lot Sophie. Simple and yummy! 🙂

  28. callmetrav says:

    Absolutely amazing! I wish I could have one right now. 😋😋😋😋😋

    1. Oh thank you so much! 🙂

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