Creme Brulee Recipe
In a thick-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat cook the heavy cream, salt, vanilla bean, and actual vanilla bean pod.
Warm the Cream
Beat the sugar and egg yolks until fully combined and much lighter in color, a pale yellow. This will take a couple of minutes.
Whisk Egg Yolks
Remove vanilla bean pod from the cream mixture and slowly pour the cream into the egg mixture with the whisk attachment on at the lowest speed.
Pour the mixture evenly into ramekins. Place the pan on the oven rake and pour boiling water from the kettle in the roasting pan, pour enough to come up halfway of the ramekins.
Bake the Custard
Once baked place let cool for one hour. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving..
Chill the Custard
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on top of each swirling the ramekin so the sugar is spread evenly and using a kitchen torch, torch the top of the creme brulee until sugar has caramelized and hardened.
Torch the Tops