Lemon Creme Brulee

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Irisheyes

Lemon Creme Brulee

Can anyone tell me, at which stage of Delia's basic Creme brulee recipe would I add lemon zest?
And, is it best to use zest,extract or oil?
I just had coffee,vanilla and tia maria creme brulee whilst on holiday in Lanzarote and it was delicious. Does anyone have a recipe for it (or could suggest one)? Is it just a matter of adding these ingredients to the basic brulee recipe or would I need to reduce any of the basic ingredient amounts? Thanks.

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Pan-tastic

Lemon creme brulee

i wouldn't add lemon juice as i think it would curdle. once you've made the custard you could stir in finely grated unwaxed lemon zest but obviously you wouldn't then have a completely smooth custard. Sainsbury's do a Sicilian Lemon Extract as part of its home baking range - a few drops of that would probably do the trick

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Irisheyes

Lemon Creme Brulee

Many thanks for your help; must admit I thought adding juice might risk curdling. Unfortunately, where I live (Southern Ireland), Sainsbury's haven't got a foothold as yet (nor Waitrose or Asda for that matter; just Tesco so far !!). But I do know that Lakeland does do a very good quality extract so I'll have to get it from there. Thanks again.

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Yummy

Lemon Creme Brulee

Irish Eyes, If you infuse your milk with the thinly pared rind (with a potato peeler) of half a lemon while making your custard, then use the other half finely grated, placed in the bottom of your ramekins , you will get a lovely subtle lemony taste for your brulee. Use unwaxed lemons, or alternately give your lemons a really good scrub. For Creme Catalan I use this method and it is just enough lemon flavour, I also add a cinnamon stick (about 2ins) to the custard which adds an extra depth to the Creme Catalan (Spanish version of brulee). Hope this helps, Yummy

 
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