Saffron Cream Topped with Salted Caramel Sauce

img_5919img_5916img_5911Do you ever happen to overbuy milk sometimes, and are left with too much with the expiration date fast approaching? This was my mistake this week, and so to use the milk, I decided to make this easy, simple and no bake ‘custard cream’. It’s flavored with saffron, and topped with salted caramel sauce!

A delicious sweet treat as I like, and just in time to join Fiesta Friday #156!

For the Cream:

Serves: 6/8 ramequins


  • A few strands of saffron (just a few, as too much saffron, destroys the dish)
  • 500ml full-fat milk
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 30g cornflour


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to boil over a medium heat.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the saffron.
  3. Set aside 10 minutes to let the saffron infuse into the milk.
  4. In a large bowl, add the sugar and the eggs, and whisk until they become well mixed.
  5. Pour the cornflour and continue to whisk.
  6. Slowly pour the milk into the large bowl and mix again.
  7. Pour the mixture into a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat (whisk constantly until the cream becomes smooth and thick), remove from the heat.
  8. Pour the cream into individual ramequins and refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

For the Salted Caramel Sauce:

I adapted the recipe from my friend  Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook

Before serving, cover each ramequin with the salted caramel. The texture is delicious with the combination of the cold custard and the hot salted caramel sauce!

Bonne dégustation!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Darya says:

    Incroyable. J’en ferai dès que possible !

    1. Merci Darya. Je sais que tu n’aimes pas trop le sucré tu peux réduire la quantité de sucre dans ta crème. Bon dimanche!

      1. Darya says:

        Bonjour Linda,
        J’ai réalisé les crèmes ce matin sans rien modifier niveau quantités (j’ai juste infusé 1 c. à soupe de lait avec le safran toasté et broyé j’ai ajouté le mélange en fin de cuisson des crèmes au moment où elles commencent déjà à épaissir ; cela évite de cuire trop longtemps le safran) ; c’est trop bon ! J’ai adoré, et je vais les servir au dessert pour mes invités ce soir. Je les servirai seules, avec une compote de dattes et kumquats sur le côté, pour ceux qui veulent. J’ai partagé une photo sur Instagram. Merci pour une très belle recette que je préparerai de nouveau, c’est sûr !

      2. Bonjour Daria,
        Merci beaucoup pour avoir essayer ma petite recette. Elle est toute simple.
        Je l’utilise parfois pour mes fonds de tarte. J’espère que tes invités se sont régalées. Je te souhaite une bonne journée et j’avoue que j’ai un petit faible pour ton travail et tes recettes!

  2. This looks amazing and delicious. I love saffron and this hot and cold combination has me drooling!

    1. Thank you very much, Zeba! I love saffron too and the recipe is very simple! 🙂

  3. I love the thought of saffron with salted caramel. Very exotic! #Fiestafriday

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you like it. Happy FF! 🙂

  4. Wow that is one amazing treat!

  5. chefjulianna says:

    Oh my goodness!! I am bookmarking your recipe this instant! I was recently gifted some beautiful saffron and now I have a wonderful reason to put it to work! Wow! 😀

    1. Thank you very much, Julianna! Very easy recipe, do let me know how it turns out! Have a nice week! 😀

  6. Mmmm that looks delicious! I’ve never had saffron in a dessert, but it sounds amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! Have a nice day!

  7. Loretta says:

    Ahhh so here’s the recipe. Saw this on your Instagram post. Just lovely with that hot/cold combination Linda. Love the presentation too.

    1. Thanks a lot, Loretta! I’m glad you liked this recipe. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  8. Wow, is this ever gorgeous – I wish I had one just now!!

    1. Thanks, Molly! It was indeed 😉 Have a nice weekend and Happy FF!

  9. Jhuls says:

    Sorry, I missed this, Linda. This looks amazingly delicious! I have never tried making a dessert with saffron. And ehem, with salted caramel. Yum! 😀 And thanks for the mention. Have a lovely weekend! x

    1. Ha, ha, ha Jhuls, are you on a diet 😀 It was really good and more with your addicted caramel! Have a fab day! 🙂 xx

  10. Yummmy!

    I nominated your Blog to Blogger Recognition Award. Have a lovely day!

    1. Thanks a lot, simple and addicted!
      Thank you so much for including my blog on your list! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  11. skd says:

    Delicious yummy dessert Linda. I got to see your blog after such a long time. Your posts are not appearing on my reader.Glad to find you.

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