The History of Crème Brûlée

To those immune to subtlety, it’s simply an egg custard with a hard, toffee crust, but to anybody who’s experienced this classic dessert at its best, the crème brûlée is a symphony of sweet, creamy perfection.

Recorded in its French form for the first time in 1691, crème brûlée has always been a simple combination of cream, egg yolk, sugar and …