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Chocolate Creme Brûlée – Have the Most Beautiful Valentines’s Day!

Good morning Sunshine!
I’m thinking of you and wanted to tell you that I love you.
When you are with me, the world feels right.
Life has never been better, thanks to you, sweetheart -)

I wish you a very sweet day with a lot of hot kisses!

Chocolate Creme Brûlée

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By Yelena Strokin Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min Cooking Time: 35 min


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 Tbsp. white sugar for crust



Preheat oven to 300°F(150°C) and line the bottom of a large baking pan with a damp kitchen cloth.


Meanwhile, add the chocolate to a small heatproof bowl. Bring a large pot of water to boil. While water is boiling, combine cream, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally about 5 minutes, until steam rises. Pour hot cream over the chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.


In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla until smooth. Pour hot chocolate cream into yolks, a little at a time, stirring constantly, until all cream is incorporated. Pour mixture into four 6 oz. ramekins.


Place ramekins on towel in a baking dish, and place dish on oven rack. Pour boiling water into dish to halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the whole pan loosely with foil.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven until custard is just set. Chill ramekins in refrigerator 4 to 6 hours or overnight.


Before serving, sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over each custard. Use a kitchen torch or oven broiler to brown top, 2 to 3 minutes.

Chocolate Creme Brûlée

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    A divine and luscious dessert!

    Happy Valentine's Day!



  • Reply
    thyme Sarah
    February 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Yelena, I love how creative you get with your photos. This dessert looks so rich and delicious but I LOVE the "atmosphere" that you have created, too.

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    February 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures. I always envy you when I see how good you are at what you are doing 🙂

    Really great dessert! I can't resist such chocolate desserts 🙂

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    Rebecca Subbiah
    February 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    beautiful post love the photography and must taste divine

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    Eric Pepple
    February 16, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Nom nom nom nom nom! Looks sooo good. Creme brulee is one of my favorite deserts. The photography is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    February 19, 2013 at 7:06 am

    You know how excited I was to see the corner of your bedroom/home… 😀 Lovely chocolate creme brulee! I'm sure your Valentine's Day was a sweet one! 🙂

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