Wednesday, July 20, 2011


You know when you mean to make something but you end up making something else? Do you? I keep having one of those moments where I go to make my regular vanilla creme brulee (which is very delicious) but every time while making it I think awww just add the honey and orange juice, you can make plain vanilla next time. I have been doing this so much lately I've come to realise that
orange and honey creme brulee is my new favorite!!! It is so silky and smooth and just the right amount of sweetness with a good flavour - I just LOVE it!!!


250ml cream
250ml full cream milk
1 vanilla pod
2- 3 generous tablespoons honey
1 large orange
6 large egg yolks

1) in a small saucepan put the cream, milk and seeds scraped out from the vanilla pod as well as the empty pod into the pot. Slowly bring to the boil - just before it boils over -remove from stove top.
2) in a bowl/jug mix together the egg yolks and honey.
3) allow the vanilla milk mixture to cool slightly before pouring into the eggs and honey - stir while adding the vanilla milk
4) place it into the pot again and slowly heat while stirring, remove the vanilla pod.
5) cut open the orange and squeeze over the pot and taste. Keep adding orange juice until desired taste is reached ( i usually squeeze one lasrge orange into the mix) - let mixture thicken slightly from stirring over low heat.
6) pour into ramekins or tea cups.
5) place the cups in an oven proof dish (deep roasting tray or bakeware)  and place boiling water half way up the outsides of the cups/ramekins and place in the oven of 160 degrees celcius
6) bake for 10 - 15 min and remove from oven when there is a set layer on top of the mixture when you tilt  the custard -it ripples or moves a bit from underneath the thickish milk skin

let it cool then place in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours
they can be kept in the fridge covered for 3 or 4 days

take out and sprinkle castor sugar on top and caramelise with a chefs blow torch or put under the grill of the oven but watch CAREFULLY as it will burn very easily 

There really is something so soothing about eating these delicious little treats


  1. I love your vanilla creme favorite...I am going to try this...will give you feedback after.

  2. Oh yum!! I love the idea of orange in these to take the edge off the sweetness. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. @lynette - yay, and i will wait to hear :)

    @Jeanne cooksister - thank you for the comment :) it is nummy! let me know if you make it and what you think :)

  4. Wow cant believe it took me so long to stumble onto your blog, your desserts look divine. Love the orange idea very inspiring.

  5. hey there, looks sooo yummy! gonna try this.. wish me luck :D can i feature this photo in my blog?? xoxo

  6. These look fantastic! Can just imagine the great flavor combination. These would be special treats for a bridal shower!

  7. This brulee sounds utterly delicious!! It was so nice to meet you last night!

  8. I've been obsessed with orange flavoured stuff of late...esp. that Woolies organic orange dark chocolate with the chewy orangey good!

    Your creme brulee looks excellent!

  9. Those brulees seem really gorgeous. I wonder how they might taste. Heaven...

  10. Oooo I love creme brulee and these look fabulous.

  11. So many oranges around at the moment - perfect time to try this! Can't wait to make it. Thanks Betty Bake

  12. @one stilleto at a time - WELCOME

    @ern khusry you may as long as you state that the picture VERY CLEARLY is from here and link the link to my blog

    @Lissa - those would be fabulous for a bridal shower - great idea :)

    @pinkpolkadotfood - it was great to meet you and thank you :)

    @Juanita - thanks - orange stuff is delicious 0 i know exactly which chocolate you are talking about and its yummy!

    @secret Dream World of Fe 0 they are delicious - thanks for visiting and commenting

    @Sam - thank YOU :)

    @Live to Eat - yes its the perfect time with oranges in season :) enjoy

  13. Looks absolutely divine. Great recipes all round :)


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