1Preheat oven to 325 degrees Celsius
2In a heavy base saucepan, add 1/4 cup of sugar to 35% cream and heat over low to medium heat until steam is visible but do not let it boil.
3At this stage add the lavender tea bag into the cream as it heats up and let it steep.
4Add the other 1/4 cup of sugar to a bowl with eggs and egg yolks and beat until pale.
5Add the cream mixture to the egg mixture, then add the vanilla extract. Mix well.
6Pour into shallow ramekin dishes leaving a few centimetres at the top.
7Place carefully in water bath and place in oven. When the centre of the Crème Brûlée is firm but slightly jiggly (approx. 25 – 30 mins), take them out of the oven and let them cool.
1Cover the top of each Crème Brûlée evenly with white sugar, then melt gently with a torch until dark brown and bubbling. Serve immediately… et voilà!
Breaking through Crème Brûlée’s crispy caramelized top into a thick creamy custard base is pure bliss.
Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar. It is served slightly chilled; the heat from the caramelizing process tends to warm the custard leaving a cool centre. The custard base is traditionally flavoured with vanilla, although you can get creative with the flavours.