Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana

Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana

  • Serves: 6-8 servings
Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana

Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana

Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1 Fruit, Fresh
    • 1 big slice Peel from a lemon
  • Refrigerated

    • 4 Egg yolks, large
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1/2 Cinnamon stick
    • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
    • 1 Sugar to caramelize on top
    • 3/8 cup Superfine sugar
  • Dairy

    • 2 1/4 cups Whole milk

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Description

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A delicious homemade Crema Catalana recipe, topped with fresh fruit!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) of cornstarch
  • 2¼ cups of whole milk
  • A big slice of peel from a lemon and an orange (note: not the zest, but rather big slices of the peel)
  • ½ a cinnamon stick
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons superfine sugar (if you cant find superfine, dont worry, itll just be a bit more grainy)
  • Additional sugar to caramelize on top
  • Fresh fruit (like figs, raspberries or strawberries) to top

Directions

  • Put the milk on the stove in a small saucepan, along with the citrus peels and the cinnamon stick. Slowly bring to a boil.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in a splash of water and set aside.
  • While the milk is slowly heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar, until the mixture turns pale yellow. Beat in the dissolved cornstarch and a spoonful of the hot milk.
  • Remove the citrus peels and cinnamon stick from the hot milk, and lower the heat.
  • Slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the milk, making sure to keep stirring so that the eggs dont scramble!
  • Stir constantly over a low heat, until the mixture has thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into traditional clay dishes or ramekins.
  • Allow the custard to cool, and then chill the crema catalanas for about four hours (preferably overnight).
  • Before serving, I like to let mine come to room temperature (unless its summer-- that would be too hot!). Then sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on top of each ramekin. Spread the sugar out by tilting the ramekins in all directions. Caramelize with a small kitchen blowtorch (though the truly authentic crema catalanas are made with a hot iron (see photo below).
  • Top with fresh fruit (optional) and enjoy!
  • Serves: 6-8 servings
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Looking for an authentic Crema Catalana recipe? This Spanish custard is similar to creme brûlée, but easier to make and infused with citrus and cinnamon!

Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana

  • Produce

    • 1 Fruit, Fresh
    • 1 big slice Peel from a lemon
  • Refrigerated

    • 4 Egg yolks, large
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1/2 Cinnamon stick
    • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
    • 1 Sugar to caramelize on top
    • 3/8 cup Superfine sugar
  • Dairy

    • 2 1/4 cups Whole milk

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An Insider's Spain Travel Blog & Spain Food Blog!

Homemade Spanish Crema Catalana Recipe - An Insider's Spain Travel Blog & Spain Food Blog!

Looking for an authentic Crema Catalana recipe? This Spanish custard is similar to creme brûlée, but easier to make and infused with citrus and cinnamon!