Best Creme Brulee Cups

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The best creme brulee cup is porcelain ramekin.

Chicago Metallic has designed a set for baking creme brulee:

  • Set of 4 ramekins that are heat proof
  • Square pan with metal wire rack to hold ramekins in place
  • Pan is meant to be filled with water to bake the creme brulees in
  • Lift wire rack with ramekins out of the pan with ease
  • 3.5″ ramekins in diameter
  • Ramekins hold 6 fluid ounces – large sized creme brulees
  • Dishwasher safe

One of the most difficult parts of baking creme brulee is making a water bath to bake the creme brulees in.

It’s hard to place the custards into the water without splashing them, or arranging them to be even on a pan putting them into the oven.

Chicago Metallic’s set for baking creme brulee alleviates these difficulties by having a wire rack to place the creme brulees into.

The rack is balanced, so you can place the creme brulees into the oven without worrying about them moving around.

The wire rack can also lift the creme brulees out of the water bath as soon as they are done baking.

Creme brulee is typically baked at 325-350 degrees, but the set of ramekins is heat proof up to 450 degrees F.

Best Creme Brulee Cups

How to bake creme brulee

Creme brulee is made by first making a custard.

Custard is made by heating heavy cream with a sliced vanilla bean, and then adding it to a mixture of egg yolks and sugar.

The hot cream is added very slowly to create the custard. It cannot be done quickly, or the eggs will begin to cook.

Once the mixture as been fully added to the eggs, the mixture is strained and the vanilla extract is added. The custard is cooled in the fridge until it’s chilled.

The next step is to bake the creme brulee in a water bath in the oven.

The creme brulee is cooled and chilled in the fridge for another 4 hours.

When you’re ready to serve the creme brulees, a sugar layer is placed on top of the custard, and a torch is used to melt the sugar into a crystalized caramel layer.

How to bake creme brulee

What is a creme brulee dish called

A creme brulee dish is called a ramekin. The ramekins used to bake creme brulee are heat proof, therefore they can tolerate going in the oven. They are also able to tolerate having a torch blown on them to melt the sugar into a caramalized layer.

What does creme brulee meaning

Creme means cream. Brulee means a burnt or scorched. Together they mean a cream custard dessert topped with a torched sugar caramel layer.