Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Creme Caramel for Lance Armstrong

The 7 time tour de France winner fancied something sweet

I was working on a boat when Lance came to a party quite late and wanted something sweet. Creme caramel is a very easy dessert to make and shouldn't cause even the most inexperienced cook any problems! Tastes great though so try it out on your friends or family!!

1 c. sugar
5 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Butter 8 (6 ounce) custard cups. In small skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup sugar, stirring until it is a light brown syrup. Pour syrup into buttered cups. Place cups in shallow baking pan for easy handling. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat eggs, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar until lemon-colored. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla extract. Pour mixture in cups; put hot water in pan to within 1 inch of top of cups; bake 1 hour until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks; refrigerate; with knife, loosen custard from cups and invert onto plates, the juices will make a natural sauce. garnish with some fresh cream and a few seasonal berries.

If it's good enough for one of the greatest sportsmen of all time it's good enough for you!!!!

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