XMAS DESSERT RECIPE – Coconut Creme Brulee of Christmas Mince

Posted: December 19, 2011 in berries, Blackcurrants, Christmas Dessert, sujon, Xmas Dessert
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This is a simply delicious fuss free dessert. Brulee literally means “burnt cream”.  Contrary to popular opinion, this dessert isn’t too difficult to make.  I find for best results use individual ramekins to create this creamy, rich, toffee topped French dessert.  Best made the day before.  Caramelise sugar just before serving.

You can purchase your berries all year round from sujon.co.nz

Blackcurrant and Honey Christmas Mince
1½ cups milk
400ml can coconut cream
2 kaffir lime leaves or 10cm length of lemon peel
6 large egg yolks
¼ cup caster sugar
generous ½ cup raw sugar
long coconut threads – toasted
zest 1 lemon
butter for greasing

Lightly grease 4 x 1 cup ramekins.  Set aside.  In each ramekin, spread 2 tablespoons of Christmas Mince over the base.

Pour milk and cream into a saucepan along with kaffir lime leaves or lemon peel.  Bring to the boil.  Remove from heat.  Set aside to cool.  10-15 minutes.  Remove leaves or peel.

In a large bowl beat yolks and sugar together until thick and creamy.  Slowly pour in cool milk, stirring continuously.  Evenly pour into prepared ramekins.  Place in a roasting dish.  Pour in enough cold water to come half way up the side of ramekins.  Cover baking dish with tinfoil.  Bake at 160ºC for 40-50 minutes or until set.  Custard will have a slight wobble when cooked.  Carefully remove from water and set aside to cool.  Refrigerate.  Just before serving, preheat grill.

Sprinkle top of custards with a thin layer of sugar.  Grill until bubbly and golden.  Stand for 5 minutes, repeat sugar process.  This will give a deliciously thick caramelised top. Garnish with coconut threads, lemon zest and enjoy immediately.  Place a doyley on a decorative saucer, put on Brulee, carefully crack crust to show cream. Yum !!

Happy Cooking!


Information kindly supplied by Anne Morton – Cuisine Advisor, PO Box 30 804, Lower Hutt, 04 586 2766, anne_morton2001@yahoo.com

Read our article on how to make a Delicious Christmas Mince Pie – Recipe here.

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