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Orange crème caramel Recipe

Orange crème caramel Recipe
Method
  • 1Prepare the caramel

    Melt the sugar in a heavy based saucepan over a low heat. Once you have a reddish-brown caramel, add the water a spoonful at a time. Once all of the water has been incorporated, pour the caramel into individual ramekins and set aside.

  • 2For the rest of the recipe

    Preheat the oven to 130°C.

    Place the milk, star anise and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Grate in the zest of the orange. Slowly bring to the boil, allowing the flavours to infuse.

    Beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Once the milk has come to the boil, remove the cinnamon stick and the star anise. Slowly whisk the hot milk into the eggs and sugar, mixing well.

    Pour the liquid on top of the caramel in the ramekins and then place in a large roasting tray. Pour in enough water the come halfway up the sides of the ramekins then carefully transfer to the oven and cook for 45 minutes.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate to ensure the dessert is served cold.

    To remove the crème caramels from their moulds, dip the ramekins into a shallow dish of hot water to loosen the edges. Turn the crème caramels out on to small plates to serve.

Chef's tip

«Vary the flavour of your crème caramels by adding coffee, ginger, vanilla or cardamom to the milk. Remove before pouring the liquid into the ramekins.»

Crème caramel or flan is a custard dessert with a layer of caramel on top. This version is flavoured with orange zest, cinnamon and star anise.

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  • Preparation  15mins
  • Cooking time  45mins
  • Rest time  2hrs

Ingredients for people


    Part one of the recipe
  • Water : 50 ml
  • Caster sugar : 90 g

  • Part two of the recipe
  • Semi-skimmed milk : 500 ml
  • Caster sugar : 80 g
  • Whole egg(s) : 3 whole
  • Orange(s) : 1 whole
  • Star anise : 2 whole
  • Cinnamon stick(s) : 1 whole
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