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Crème brûlée with coffee

Crème brûlée with coffee

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

  • 100 ml coffee
  • 150 g single cream
  • 150 ml milk
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs espresso powder


  • Combine the cream, milk, coffee and sugar in a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Remove immediately from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
  • Beat the eggs and egg yolks and blend with the cream/coffee mixture.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (Gas 2-3, convection oven 160°C). Pour the mixture into four buttered 125 ml fireproof dishes. Stand dishes in a bain-marie / water bath, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, leave to cool, then refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Scatter 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over each dish, and caramelize, either for 1-2 minutes under the grill, or with a special blowtorch.
  • Sprinkle the espresso powder over the hot sugar, and serve immediately in the dish.