Crema Catalana (Catalan cream) (TM)

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This is a Catalan version of Crème Brûlée, the difference being the addition of lemon zest.

Crema Catalana (Catalan cream) (TM)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:221
Ready in:19 minutes (plus cooling time)
Prep. time:5 minutes (plus cooling time)
Cook time:14 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th December 2016

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Viva Cataluña


Lovely place, nice sweet!



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  1. Place the Butterfly over the blades.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl, except for the lemon peel and cinnamon stick 15 secs / Speed 3½.
  3. Add the lemon peel and the cinnamon 11 minutes / 90°C / Speed 2.
  4. Then 2 minutes / Speed 2 without temperature.
  5. Pour into heatproof bowls and either blow torch the top, or place under the grill until well browned.
  6. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.

Recipe source

  • Lightly adapted from Thermomix TM31: Imprescindible para su cocina

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