Lazy weekend food - Lighter Creme Brûlée


Lighter Creme Brûlée

I have been trying to keep on top of my sweet cravings during my pregnancy, normally I have no problems with this and we enjoyed a healthy lifestyle with lots of fresh fruit and veggies on a daily basis but lately I have been dreaming of something light and creamy. We usually stay away from dairy - in fact I have been drinking dairy-free milk for almost ten years but every now and then a cheeky dessert is required. I wanted to take this family straightforward recipe from Sunrise-care and see if by making one (or two) small changes if I could make it slightly less calorific. So instead of using standard double cream I opted for Weight Watchers double cream which is 70% less fat but is still perfect for cooking and baking and worked really well, I also reduced the amount of sugar in the original recipe, only by a little but then every little helps and it made no difference on the outcome.

I popped four of these ramekins into the oven while making a Millet, Aubergine and mushroom veggie dish for supper. They take around 45mins to bake which was perfect as I dished up supper they were done and gave them time to cool down before all of us gobbled them up. This was the first time I made Creme Brûlée and I was really happy with the outcome and it makes for a perfect lazy weekend dessert that is indulgent but not too rich.


200ml Weight Watchers reduced fat thick cream
3 egg yolks
30gm caster sugar
20g brown sugar
a few drops of vanilla essence

1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees or gas mark 2
2. Place cream in a sauce pan and bring to boiling point then reduce making sure not to burn it
3. Beat the eggs and sugar in a separate bowl
4. Gradually whisk the egg into the warm cream, until thickened and add the vanilla essence
5. Pour the mixture into ramekins - should be enough for 4 ramekins
6. Place the ramekins in a roasting tray and pour some water into the roasting tray - around 1cm deep
7. Place try into the over and bake for around 40-45mins
8. Remove the ramekins and set aside to cool.
9. If you want you can blow torch the top of the creme brûlée (we didn't)

What is your idea of some indulgent lazy weekend food?

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  1. I love creme brulee, will have to give your recipe a try x

  2. Ooh looks tasty and of forgot how calorific these are so this is the perfect alternative. x

  3. Cor, what a brilliant idea! Love creme brûlée x

  4. Ah I used to love creme brulee, it was my favourite.

  5. I've never made creme brulee, but these do sound tempting (especially as they are slightly less fatty!)

  6. These look great! I try not to cook Creme Brulees so much because they are so calorific but this is a great way to make them that little bit lighter!

  7. i've never tried creme brulee as i always felt it'd be too rich for me. i think i'd try this though :)


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