Prep Time: 2 Hours
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
I’m actually so glad that the world is realizing the importance of going vegan. People talk about it and share their support, which makes each passing day a little better. From food to lifestyle, there are so many articles revolving around the vegan life. In fact, I love browsing through different recipes before deciding what I want to prepare for my breakfast, lunch or dinner. And I realized that one dish that has not really been explored a lot is vegan crème brulee. Now creme brulee, a French dessert, is also known as burnt cream and today I am going to share a vegan recipe of the same. Fun fact, did you know that the earliest known reference to crème brulee appeared in a 1691 cookbook!
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
- 10 tablespoons of full-fat coconut milk
- 10 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 ½ tablespoons of organic cornstarch
- 1 ½ tablespoons of egg replacer powder
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of nutritional yeast
- Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 325 Fahrenheit.
- Step 2: Then take a blender and add the coconut milk, water, 5 tablespoons of sugar, egg replacer powder, organic cornstarch, nutritional yeast, salt and vanilla essence. Puree the ingredients for a minute and make sure there aren’t any lumps.
- Step 3: Now take a small sauce pan and pour in this mixture. Make sure the heat is low when you bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Step 4: Make sure to keep stirring the mixture until it thickens. Once it coats the back of your spoon, you will know that the mixture is thick enough and ready to set.
- Step 5: Take a deep dish and fill it halfway with water. Now place 4 to 6 circular bowls inside the deep dish.
- Step 6: Carefully pour the creme mixture into each circular bowl.
- Step 7: Place the dish in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes.
- Step 8: If the crème jiggles like a jelly, then you will know it is done.
- Step 9: Cool the circular bowls that are filled with the crème mixture and place them in the fridge.
- Step 10: Just before serving, you can sprinkle a bit of the sugar and use a culinary torch to caramelize the sugar.
That’s all! Your vegan crème brulee is ready in no time. You can also use sugar powder to simplify the caramelizing process! Another fun fact before I say bye, National Creme Brulee Day is celebrated on July 27th!
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