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Cheat's Meringue Topped Crème Brûlée

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  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 40 mins approx.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Cheat's Meringue Topped Crème Brûlée
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Crème Brûlées comes in all kinds of guises these days and this is one of them - grown up, sophisticated and truly divine!




  • 2 x 11cm x 5cm deep bowls
  • 1 x 400g Ambrosia readymade custard, at room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 50g sugar, approx (see weight of whites first)

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  • valentines hearts 2018Pre heat the oven to 160C gas 3.
  • Pour the custard into a bowl and microwave until warm but not hot.Whisk in the egg yolks and pour into 2 small bowls.
  • Place the bowls into a small shallow pan or tray and pour in boiling water halfway up the bowls.
  • Cover with a lid or foil and CAREFULLY place into the pre heated oven.
  • Cook for 25-35 minutes, until just set and wobbly, don’t rush this part.
  • Once just set remove, cool and chill well.
  • Once chilled, spread over a very thin layer of castor sugar and torch, then a second thin layer and torch again.
  • Weigh the whites, and then weigh double the amount of sugar to whites.
  • Whisk the egg whites until foamy with a pinch of cream of tartar, then add half the sugar, whisk til glossy, finally whisk in the rest of the sugar.
  • Pile onto the brulee’s, bake in a hot oven or torch carefully.
  • Serve with a drizzle of caramel syrup.

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