Crème brûlée tartlets

Crème brûlée tartlets is a lacto ovo vegetarian hor d'oeuvre. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.36 per serving. One serving contains 804 calories, 9g of protein, and 57g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. 223 people were impressed by this recipe. Head to the store and pick up double cream, butter, egg yolks, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by BBC Good Food. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 39%. Users who liked this recipe also liked White Chocolate Creme Brulee with Strawberry {Creme Brulee Kit Giveaway}, Creme Caramel, Creme Brulee, Pots de Creme, and Creme Brulee.

Servings: 4

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 60 minutes

 

Ingredients:

175g plain flour

100g cold butter, cubed

2 tsp caster sugar

zest ½ orange

1 egg yolk, beaten with 2 tbsp cold water

300ml carton double cream

1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways

3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg

2 tbsp caster sugar

sunflower oil, for greasing

85g caster sugar

Equipment:

food processor

oven

sauce pan

frying pan

sieve

bowl

baking pan

grill

aluminum foil

Cooking instruction summary:

Put the flour, a pinch of salt and the butter in a food processor and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the sugar and orange zest, and briefly pulse again. Pour in 2 tbsp of the egg mixture and pulse until the dough comes together, adding more liquid if needed. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line four deep-fluted tartlet tins (8 x 3cm). Place the tins on a tray and chill for 30 mins. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line each pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake for 10-15 mins, until the sides are set. Remove the parchment and beans and cook for 5-10 mins. Leave to cool. Can be made up to 1 day ahead at this stage and be stored in an airtight container. Lower the oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Pour the cream into a heavy-based saucepan, scrape in the seeds from the vanilla pod, then throw in the 2 halves of the pod. Heat until small bubbles begin to form around the sides of the pan, then leave to infuse for 5 mins. Remove the pod. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolks, whole egg and sugar. Keep stirring, then pour in the cream, mixing until combined. Strain through a sieve into a jug. Pour the custard into the tart shells, then bake for 18-22 mins until almost set (they should be quite wobbly in the centre but will firm up on cooling). Leave to cool completely, then chill for 30 mins. Meanwhile, make the caramel topping. Grease a lipped metal baking tray with a little oil. Tip the caster sugar into a frying pan with 3 tbsp water and heat gently until the sugar starts to melt. Dont be tempted to stir the sugar, as this can encourage the caramel to crystalise. However, you can tilt the pan to move it around. Once the sugar is almost melted, turn up the heat and bubble the caramel to a deep golden-brown colour. Quickly tip onto the greased tray and leave to cool completely. Once cool, turn the tray upside down and tap to release the caramel. Break into pieces, then whizz in a food processor until you have fine crystals. Heat the grill. Scatter a thick layer of caramel crystals over the surface of each tart, and pop a collar of foil around the top edge of the pastry. Place under the grill, not too near the heat source, and let the caramel melt watch carefully as they will burn easily. Leave to cool, then chill for 30 mins or until ready to serve.

 

Step by step:


1. Put the flour, a pinch of salt and the butter in a food processor and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs.

2. Add the sugar and orange zest, and briefly pulse again.

3. Pour in 2 tbsp of the egg mixture and pulse until the dough comes together, adding more liquid if needed.

4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line four deep-fluted tartlet tins (8 x 3cm).

5. Place the tins on a tray and chill for 30 mins.

6. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas

7. Line each pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans.

8. Bake for 10-15 mins, until the sides are set.

9. Remove the parchment and beans and cook for 5-10 mins. Leave to cool. Can be made up to 1 day ahead at this stage and be stored in an airtight container. Lower the oven to 150C/130C fan/gas

10. Pour the cream into a heavy-based saucepan, scrape in the seeds from the vanilla pod, then throw in the 2 halves of the pod.

11. Heat until small bubbles begin to form around the sides of the pan, then leave to infuse for 5 mins.

12. Remove the pod. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolks, whole egg and sugar. Keep stirring, then pour in the cream, mixing until combined. Strain through a sieve into a jug.

13. Pour the custard into the tart shells, then bake for 18-22 mins until almost set (they should be quite wobbly in the centre but will firm up on cooling). Leave to cool completely, then chill for 30 mins.

14. Meanwhile, make the caramel topping. Grease a lipped metal baking tray with a little oil. Tip the caster sugar into a frying pan with 3 tbsp water and heat gently until the sugar starts to melt. Dont be tempted to stir the sugar, as this can encourage the caramel to crystalise. However, you can tilt the pan to move it around. Once the sugar is almost melted, turn up the heat and bubble the caramel to a deep golden-brown colour. Quickly tip onto the greased tray and leave to cool completely. Once cool, turn the tray upside down and tap to release the caramel. Break into pieces, then whizz in a food processor until you have fine crystals.

15. Heat the grill. Scatter a thick layer of caramel crystals over the surface of each tart, and pop a collar of foil around the top edge of the pastry.

16. Place under the grill, not too near the heat source, and let the caramel melt watch carefully as they will burn easily. Leave to cool, then chill for 30 mins or until ready to serve.


Nutrition Information:

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804k Calories
9g Protein
56g Total Fat
66g Carbs
4% Health Score
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Calories
804k
40%

Fat
56g
88%

  Saturated Fat
32g
202%

Carbohydrates
66g
22%

  Sugar
29g
33%

Cholesterol
351mg
117%

Sodium
216mg
9%

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Protein
9g
18%

Vitamin A
1993IU
40%

Selenium
25µg
37%

Folate
110µg
28%

Vitamin B1
0.39mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.41mg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
22%

Phosphorus
170mg
17%

Manganese
0.31mg
16%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Vitamin D
1µg
12%

Vitamin B5
0.96mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.53µg
9%

Calcium
87mg
9%

Zinc
0.92mg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin B6
0.11mg
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Magnesium
16mg
4%

Potassium
132mg
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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