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The Roof Restaurant Creme Brulee

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“I worked for a short time as a manager for the delicious fine-dining buffet restaurant The Roof in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a recipe directly from the cookbook for one of the most popular desserts featured at the restaurant.”
1hr 10mins
10 creme brulees

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a sturdy medium saucepan, heat cream until it just comes to a boil. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, ¼ cup sugar, and vanilla until combined. Gradually whisk warm cream into egg yolk mixture.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt and burn ½ cup sugar until it is a light caramel color. Gradually whisk sugar into the cream and egg mixture until well blended.
  3. Place ten 2-ounce ramekins in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Divide cream mixture evenly among the ramekins. Place baking pan into oven and pour hot water into baking pan until it is about ¼ inch deep.
  4. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes (until the centers appear set when gently shaken). Remove ramekins from water, cool, and chill.
  5. To serve, sprinkle the extra ¼ cup sugar evenly over the top of the custards. Burn the sugar using a blow torch until caramel brown.
  6. Garnish with fresh berries.

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