Ultimate Keto Crème Brûlée
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 egg yolks
- 6 tablespoons erythritol (I used Sukrin)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 vanilla beans (I used Sukrin)
- 3 tablespoons erythritol (I used Sukrin)
- Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).
- Place 6 baking dishes in a large roasting pan.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- In a medium saucepan, combine cream and 3 tbsp of erythritol.
- Split vanilla bean lengthwise.
- Scrape its seeds into the saucepan, then add the pod.
- Heat gently on medium temperature just until the mixture starts to bubble a little (around 7 minutes).
- In the meantime, whisk the egg yolks with remaining erythritol and salt.
- Use a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer.
- Mix until the mixture gets pale yellow.
- Start adding the hot cream mixture into the yolk mixture.
- It might be best to use ladle.
- You want to prevent the eggs from curdling, that’s why you need add only a small amount of cream at first, and whisk to combine.
- Next, add two ladles of cream mixture, one at a time, and whisk after each addition.
- Continue in the same manner, until you mix in all the remaining cream mixture.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a large cup.
- You want to get rid of the vanilla pod and any bits of cooked egg, but try to force the vanilla seeds through the sieve.
- Pour custard into baking dishes.
- Place the roasting pan in the oven.
- Pour enough boiling water in the pan to come halfway up the sides of the dishes.
- Bake until custards are set (around 35 minutes).
- When shaken, they should tremble slightly in the middle.
- Don’t let them get too firm.
- Remove dishes from hot water and let them cool on a wired rack for up to 30 minutes.
- Then, cover them with a foil and place them in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
- Use a blow torch to caramelise it.
- Erythritol will not caramelise as well as sugar, but it will do the job well enough to offer a similarly crispy experience.
- If you don’t own a torch, you can use a broiler, but watch really closely for when the topping is melted.
- Enjoy every bit of it!
Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:29:24.