Crème caramel

Enjoy a classic and delicious dessert with James Martin's simple recipe for crème caramels
By James Martin
Crème caramel
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 500 ml milk
  • 1 drops vanilla essence

For the caramel:

  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 50 ml water


1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/gas 1.

2. Whisk the whole eggs, egg yolk and sugar together in a bowl, then mix in the milk and vanilla essence. Pass through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.

3. To make the caramel, boil the sugar and water together in a small pan without stirring until the syrup thickens and caramelises, turning al golden brown.

4. Pour the hot caramel into 4 dariole moulds.

5. Pour the egg mixture into each caramel-filled moulds. Place the darioles in a roasting tray and pour hot water in around the moulds until it reaches half-way up the side of the moulds.

6. Bake the crème caramels in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

7. To serve, turn out of the moulds on to serving plates.

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