This may be the easiest creme brûlée recipe ever!
4 c heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c sugar
6 egg yolks
1/2 c fine sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, heat the cream and vanilla to a simmer. Remove pan from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. In a bowl whisk together the sugar and yolks until they are a pale yellow. Whisk cream into the egg mixture and pour into 6 custard dishes.
Place dishes in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into baking dish so that it comes to half way up the custard dishes. Bake for 30 minutes or until custard is firm but still wiggles.
Chill for at least one hour. Top with sugar in an even layer and place under broiler until sugar melts and bubbles. Serve.
Makes 8 servings.