Floral Elegance: Lavender-Infused Crème Brûlée
Lavender-Infused Crème Brûlée is a delicate and sophisticated dessert that combines the richness of creamy custard with the subtle floral notes of lavender. This recipe takes your taste buds on a journey through a garden of flavors, where the elegance of lavender meets the indulgence of crème brûlée.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (for caramelizing)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and dried lavender over medium heat until it starts to steam. Remove from heat and let it steep for 15 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
- Strain the lavender-infused cream to remove the lavender buds.
- Slowly pour the infused cream into the egg mixture while stirring continuously.
- Divide the mixture into ramekins and place them in a baking dish. Add hot water to the baking dish to create a water bath.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the custard is set around the edges but slightly jiggly in the center.
- Remove from the water bath and let the ramekins cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill and set.
- Before serving, sprinkle a thin, even layer of brown sugar on top of each custard. Use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar until golden and crispy.
- Allow the caramelized sugar to harden, then serve and enjoy the floral elegance of lavender-infused crème brûlée.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Indulge in the harmonious blend of creamy custard and aromatic lavender with this exquisite lavender-infused crème brûlée.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 320, Total Fat – 25g, Carbohydrates – 22g, Protein – 4g
Lavender-Infused Crème Brûlée offers a captivating dining experience that marries the comforting creaminess of traditional crème brûlée with the delicate, floral allure of lavender. Each spoonful of this dessert is a symphony of flavors, beginning with the smooth custard that melts in your mouth, followed by the subtle hints of lavender that linger on your palate. The crispy caramelized sugar on top provides a satisfying contrast to the velvety custard beneath, creating a textural wonderland.
Imagine indulging in this dessert on a warm summer evening, as the sun sets and casts a gentle glow on your table. The lavender-infused aroma fills the air, transporting you to a serene garden where relaxation and luxury intertwine. This crème brûlée isn’t just a dessert; it’s a sensory experience that evokes elegance and refinement.
Whether you’re hosting a sophisticated dinner party or treating yourself to a moment of culinary delight, Floral Elegance: Lavender-Infused Crème Brûlée is the epitome of elevated indulgence. It’s a testament to the artistry that can be achieved in the realm of dessert creation, combining simple ingredients to craft a masterpiece that delights the senses and uplifts the spirit.