Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

A ligth but delicious dessert that is even better the day after
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Course: Celebrations, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 208kcal


  • 1/2 litre milk
  • 50 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-4 drops vanilla essence
  • Caramel:
  • 100 g sugar
  • 125 ml water


  • Prepare the caramel by placing three-quarters of the water in a thick-bottomed pan, adding the sugar and allowing to boil gently, without shaking or stirring the pan.
  • When the sugar has cooked to a golden brown caramel color, adding the remaining quarter of the water, re-boil until the sugar and water mix, then pour into the bottom of six dariole moulds.
  • Prepare the cream by warming the milk and whisking on to the beaten eggs, sugar and essence.
  • Strain and pour into the prepared moulds.
  • Please in a roasting tin half full of water.
  • Cook in moderate oven 300 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
  • When thoroughly cold, loosen the edges of the cream caramels with the fingers, shake firmly to loosen and turn out on to a flat silver dish.
  • Pour any caramel remaining in the mould around the creams.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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