Weeknight puddings! Puddings are important and just because it is a an evening after work, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have puddings. After a trying day or a cold day a pudding is my saviour, whether that be some meringues and strawberries mixed together with a little sweetened creme fraiche or a scoop of ice cream with a few nuts and honey or something fancier like these creme brûlées.
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The lovely people at Roddas sent me a parcel of their brand new custard and their creamy butter recently, made with Cornish cream. We had the first pot of custard over a homemade lemon olive oil cake and seeing how thick and unctuous it was I decided it would be perfect for a quick and easy creme brûlée.
They couldn’t be simpler to put together, I mixed up crushed seed of one large cardamom pod with the custard and then poured it into ramekins. I baked them in the oven at 150c for 30 minutes, with a water bath surrounding them (put the ramekins in a small tray and fill half way with hot water). Once they were done I let them sit for 10 minutes before sprinkling with caster sugar and blowtorching with my jewellers butane torch (it’s handy being a jeweller).
Other nice things with these would be some grated lemon zest or a handful of raspberries or plum in the bottom.
Quick, easy and very indulgent.
Thank you Roddas, for my custard and my butter!