I have always loved custard for as long as I can remember. I even remember mum feeding me custard as a child. Creme caramel is one on my favourite custard dishes. It is simple, creamy, and the lovely caramel that pours out over the just set custard is so delicious!
I have been battiling my sweet tooth since being pregnant trying to 'trick' myself into eating healthy options, poached fruit with yoghurt is one of my healthy, sweet tooth satisfying desserts. But every now and then I have to give in and have something rich, gooey or just down right sweet! :)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
makes 4 1/2 cup capacity ramekins
Preheat the oven to 150C fan forced
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan, and on medium heat. Stir till the sugar dissolves, then don't touch the syrup, just let it bubble furiously for about 10 minutes or until it changes to a deep caramel colour. I should of let mine darken a little more.... Pour into ramekins.
Next beat the eggs with the sugar until creamy and paler in colour. Heat the milk and cream on the stove until almost boiling. Pour into the egg mixture and whisk like crazy!
Pour the custard into the ramikens. Fill the baking dish with hot water about an inch or so, bake for about 25-30 minutes, until it is just set.