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Crema catalana


Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes

What you'll need and how to make this dish


  • 1l milk
  • 200g sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 30g cornstarch
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece lemon peel


  • <ol> <li>Mix the egg yolks
  • sugar
  • and cornstarch with 1/3 of the milk.</li> <li>In a saucepan
  • boil 2/3 of the milk with the lemon peel and cinnamon.</li> <li>After 3 minutes
  • remove from the heat and take out the lemon and cinnamon.</li> <li>Slowly add the egg mixture to the hot milk through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps.</li> <li>Return it to the heat until it boils
  • stirring constantly.</li> <li>Once the mixture has begun to thicken
  • remove from the heat and put it into individual bowls to cool.</li> <li>For an authentic finish
  • sprinkle with sugar and brown with a blowtorch or under a preheated broiler to caramelize.</li> </ol>

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