Creme Brûlée Waffles
Combine your favorite waffle with a creme brûlée cream and top with a thin caramelized brown sugar glaze for a taste sensation meant for royalty.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 egg yolks
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ vanilla bean, split ad scraped
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 waffles
- Pre heat oven to 300˚
- Place cream, milk, brown sugar and vanilla bean and scrapings in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer then turn the heat off and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain.
- While the vanilla bean steeps, whisk together the yolks, corn starch and the sugar.
- Using a wooden or hi-heat plastic spoon, temper the yolks with the warm cream then combine everything together and pour into a 2” deep in a 8x8 pan. Place in a larger pan with hot water and place in the oven.
- Cover with a sheet pan and cook let bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove and chill for at least 6 hours.
- Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the crème brulee mixture evenly over the waffle, then liberally sprinkle over the crème brulee mixture with sugar and then carefully caramelize with a kitchen butane (or standard propane) torch.
When recipes call for you to temper eggs, you generally need to add a hot liquid to an egg mixture. If you just combine the two mixtures, you'll end up with cooked eggs in your sauce. The goal here is to slowly bring up the temperature of the eggs without scrambling them.