How to brûler

Learn how to make crème brûlée, custard tarts and sugar-topped desserts.

Points to remember

  • Place item to be brûléed on a flame-proof surface, such as a baking tray.
  • Sprinkle a thin, even layer of caster sugar over the surface. Mist with a fine spray of water, to help the sugar to dissolve (optional).
  • Use a blowtorch to dissolve and caramelise the sugar, constantly moving the flame over the surface.