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How to Make Catalan Cream

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Crema Catalana - How to Make Catalan Cream
Crema Catalana
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Crema Catalana or Catalan Cream is Spanish for the dessert called crème brulée in French. It is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth.

Just before serving, it is traditional in Cataluña to place a heated iron with a spiral shape to brown and caramelize the top of the crema catalana. If your kitchen equipment doesn’t include a spiral-shaped hot iron, don’t worry! Simply caramelize the sugar under the broiler of your oven.

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • Grated rind of ½ Lemon
  • 2 cups Milk

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Refrigeration Time: 3 hours

This recipe makes 4 servings.

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