Creme Brulee (with Saffron)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, add egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, heat heavy cream, saffron, vanilla, and green cardamom until the mixture heats to 160 F.
  3. Slowly pour this heavy cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture and keep stirring the egg yolk mixture as you add the cream. This will help eggs from not cooking. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  5. Bring 3 cups of water to boil
  6. In a cake pan, place ramekins
  7. Pour the mixture equally into each of the ramekins. If you see any bubbles on top, then use a blowtorch to diffuse air bubbles, or just dab a wet finger (from water)
  8. Carefully pour hot water around the ramekins until the hot water reaches half the level of the ramekins. Carefully, place the cake pan into the oven.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes. Check to see if the center of the ramekin jiggles just a little bit when you shake it gently. If it jiggles too much, then you may have to cook it for another 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, and remove ramekins from the water bath. Set aside to cool.
  11. Once the ramekins have cooled to a room temperature, place them in the refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours.
  12. Right before serving, add a light coating of sugar on top of each of the ramekins and swirl so that the sugar spreads evenly.
  13. Use a blowtorch and caramelize the sugar on top of the creme brulee. The best way to do it is slowly move across the creme brulee and you should be able to burn the sugar in one-go.