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Orange Scented Creme-Brulee Recipe

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600 ml Thickened cream
Zest of 1 orange finely grated
1/3 cup Raw Caster Sugar
4 egg yolks
6 teaspoons Demerara sugar

1. Preheat oven to 1600 (1400 fan forced)
2. Heat cream and orange zest in a small saucepan until just starting to simmer DO NOT BOIL
3. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug
4. Lightly whisk caster sugar and egg yolks together.
5. Add hot cream continuously whisking. Pour into 6 x 150ml heatproof dishes
6. Place dishes in a large baking dish on oven shelf and add enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dishes
7. Bake for about 30 mins or until custard is just set
8. Remove dishes immediately, cool and refrigerate for 2 3 hours
9. Before serving sprinkle with Demerara sugar and place under a hot grill for 2 3 minutes or use a blowtorch into; tops are golden brown and caramelized




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