Creme Caramel (the Creme is pronounced as in them)
2 medium eggs 8 oz/1 cup milk 4 ozs/110g/1/2 cup condensed milk 4 Tbsp cream 2 Tbsp cornflour 2 oz/50g Sugar 1 tsp butter
For the caramel: 2 oz/50g brown cane sugar (ordinary sugar will do) 2 Tbsp Water
Whisk the eggs thoroughly, preferably using an electric whisk, for a couple of minutes. Then add cream and sugar, whisk again for a minute & add milk and cornflour. Whisk again for a couple of minutes. Prepare the caramel by heating the sugar in a saucepan and when the sugar melts and starts caramelising (darkens), add 2tbsp of water and allow it to boil till you achieve a sauce like consistency. Grease a bowl with a little butter. Pour the caramel into the vessel and swirl it so that it forms a uniform layer. Then pour the beaten egg mixture into it without much disturbing the caramel layer. Allow it to cook in the microwave at high for 4 minutes. Insert a skewer and if the skewer comes clean, its done. Once cool, refrigerate it for an hour and then invert the bowl on to a plate with the caramel coming out on top. You can serve it with a topping of whipped cream or ice cream and garnish it with chopped nuts.
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