Really spoiled by the strange topping
It was OK, except for the topping. When heated it formed a rubbery skin that slid around, on cooling it did firm up but became such a sticky toffee that it stuck firmly on my teeth and the spoon. It was really quite unpleasant and spoiled the dessert for me. Back to the Tesco ones with the sugar you shake on top which melts and then lightly sets giving an enjoyable sweet crunch.
The crème de la crème brûlées!
Delicious crème brûlée! The Tesco own version is pretty good, but the Bonne Maman tops it, so definitely worth getting on offer. You can see the vanilla beans in the custard, showing its quality. Definitely recommend putting it under the grill until the sugar starts to bubble, then let it settle for a couple of mins before eating. The sugar doesn’t go hard and crystallised like in restaurants but makes more of a film on top. Still, for a ready-made, cook-at-home pud, it’s really good!
What are Bon Maman thinking of????
When did Creme Brulee stop having a sugar topping to sprinkle on top and then put under the grill to give a nice crisp, crunchy top??? As per Wikepedia "Crème brûlée, also known as burned cream, burnt cream or Trinity cream, is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar". This one has a sprinkle on "something" and leave for a few minutes before eating. Result = nothing like the crisp Creme Brulee topping we've come to love. My husband thought it just about passable, I didn't enjoy it at all. It also didn't look that much like the photo on the packet. Presumably they believe everyone is now too lazy to pop a Creme Brulee under the grill! Won't be buying again.
Cheat's way to an amazing dessert
Absolutely amazing. I real treat to finish a meal. Do grill the sugar before eating as the crunch makes it all the better. Actually...don't buy. All the more for me!
A real treat. Not worth trying to make your own when you can buy this. We ate it cold, next time will follow cooking instructions to see how that works but excellent cold. Good quantity as quite rich.
Creamy, lovely vanilla and crunchy sugar!