Tarte Crème Brulée

I am off to a weekend filled with wanderlust, dancing and meeting old friends. Life can be a real drag sometimes. So even though it seems like a lot of effort to fit in a weekend trip with somewhat long travelling hours, be sure to do it once in a while, to get yourself out of the everyday routine and out into the world. And little dancing can never hurt either! So, light my way – Amsterdam here I come!
Oh and I really wanted you to bring a cake Amsterdam, but then I totally ate it all. I will make it up to you by dancing at least as fun as the lovely darling from Lavender Diamond!


150g all-purpose flour
25g sugar
100g cold butter

300ml cream
35g sugar
orange zest
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs
100g brown sugar 

This is the story about how Crème Brulée and Tarte came together to live happily ever after. It starts by cutting the butter in small cubes and kneading it with the flour and sugar mixture until combined, formed into a ball and put into the fridge to rest for ca. 30 minutes. The story goes on when the orange zest is rubbed into the white sugar, and whisked together with cream, eggs and vanilla. 

The dough is pressed firmly into a tarte/pie form, pricked with a fork a few times and blind baked for 15min. in a 190°C hot oven. Just put a baking sheet and the flat part of a spring form or a second pie form on top, saves you the beans and lentil action you usually have to go through when you blind bake. Now, after all the time the two had to spend apart, comes the glorious moment where the dough and the filling meet. Take the tarte out of the oven and fill with the cream and egg mixture. Bake again for around 25-30 min. Take out and let cool completely.

Now sprinkle with brown sugar and caramelize it with a small Bunsen burner. If you are not lucky enough to have such a fancy burning device lying around your kitchen, put your oven on the broiler function at 200°C for 2-3 minutes. Watch it, it may burn quickly. And don’t use paper baking sheets, they burn quickly too. Now, if nothing is burned, we have to the happy ending of our story – the divine combination of tarte and crème brulée! Like me, you can start your happy dance now. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I definitely have to try this soon!