Citrusy Creme Caramels


1/2 Cup Caster Sugar

1/2 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Orange Juice

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

3 Whole Eggs

3 Egg Yolks Extra

1/3 Cup Caster Sugar Extra

1/4 Cup Cream


Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan,stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves then bring to the boil ,do not stir it again,boil rapidly for 4 minutes or till the syrup turns a light golden brown color,remove from heat immediately that it starts to color then divide the syrup evenly over the base of four lightly oiled heatproof dishes of about 1/2 cup capacity,set aside.

Lightly beat the 3 whole eggs ,the extra egg yolks and the extra sugar,stir in the cream then the orange and lemon juice,strain the mix through a sieve and pour into the dishes,place the dishes in an ovenproof dish and add enough water to come halfway up the sides of the dishes.

Cook in a moderate oven 25 ,minutes or till the mix is set,remove from water and set aside to cool then refrigerate .

To serve dip the base of each dish in hot water then turn out on to serving dishes and serve with extra cream if desired.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cecilia
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 00:46:57

    oh my this sounds good, esp with farm raised eggs.. c


    • TheAussieChef
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 02:04:05

      Hello cecilia,
      Many thanks for those lovely comments,yes this is one of my favorite recipes and I agree that it is very suitable for farm fresh eggs.


  2. Chris
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 01:06:46

    Greetings…found your blog via Cecilia’s…Your recipes sound great…can you post photos now and then so we can see what the finished dish looks like? I am always more inclined to try a recipe when I can see what it looks like~ 🙂
    PS. What is caster sugar?


    • TheAussieChef
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 02:01:37

      Hello Chris,
      Many thanks for your very kind words,yes I will be adding photographs to most of my recipes including this one in the very near future,
      Caster Sugar is really just a finer grade of sugar and ordinary white sugar would work fine.


  3. Chris
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 11:33:56

    Ah great! I will look forward to the photos! 🙂 Thanks!


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