method

  1. Place the cream, orange rind, saffron and cinnamon into a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Bring to just below boiling point then remove from the heat. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes to infuse. Strain the recipe mix through a fine sieve.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar has completely dissolved. Gradually add the cream mixture, whisking until combined.
  3. Return to the saucepan. Place over a very low heat and cook, stirring continuously without boiling, for 20 minutes or until the custard has thickened.
  4. Pour the custard into 6 x 200ml ovenproof brûlée or ramekin dishes. Leave to cool completely at room temperature, then cover and place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours until firm.
  5. When you are ready to eat, preheat the grill to high. Sprinkle the extra sugar over the custard. Place the dishes into a deep roasting pan filled with ice. Cook under the hot grill for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar bubbles and caramelises. Alternatively use a cook’s blow torch.

nutritional information

  • Calories

    473

    24%

  • Sugars

    13.7g

    15%

  • Fat

    44.9g

    64%

  • Saturates

    26.3g

    132%

  • Salt

    0.1g

    2%

*% of reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)

ingredients

600ml double cream

3 strips pared orange rind

1 small pinch saffron strands

1 cinnamon stick, broken

6 large egg yolks

75g caster sugar, plus an extra 6 tsp for the topping