Crème Brûlée à la Fleur d’Oranges

I found this via Reddit, it really looked good and sounds authentic. He says it serves 8 so I'm assuming you use 8 ramekins.


6 Large Egg Yolks
1/2c. Sugar
2c Heavy Cream
2c Milk
1 Vanilla Bean split lengthwise (or one teaspoon vanilla extract)
1 Handful of Unsprayed Orange Blossoms (or one tablespoon orange flower water, or one half teaspoon pure orange extract)
8 Tbsp of Brown Sugar


Preheat oven to 250F. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until pale.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, milk, vanilla bean (if using), and orange blossoms(if using). Heat over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Remove from heat, cover, and let set for 15min. Strain through fine meshed sieve.

Gradually whisk the cream mixture with egg yolk mixture. Stir in vanilla extract and orange flower water (if using).

Place ramekins in baking pan and fill with custard. Add hot water to the pan until the water level is halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake until mixture is just set but trembling in the center, about 1 hour. Let cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Just before serving, evenly spread one tablespoon of brown sugar per ramekin onto the surface of the custard. Use the broiler or torch to melt the sugar. Serves 8.