Custards are easy to make, but you need to allow enough time for the mixture to cool an set. For this Crème Brûlée version I used a vanilla bean, but feel free to play with the flavourings.
- The custards can be made up to two days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated.
- Make sure they are cool before covering them in the fridge. If you cover them too soon, condensation will form, making the custard tops damp, which will make it difficult for the sugar to caramelize.
- If you are going to use dried herbs and spices to flavour the custard, start by placing them in a small saucepan with the cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for at least 10-15 minutes to infuse the cream. Strain, cool completely, then continue with the recipe.