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Banana Brulees Recipe


Banana Brulees

Prep Time ~ 20 mins Cooking Time ~ 30 mins
Approx Cost ~ £2.90 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~No Serves ~ 6

Tip ~ Make sure you cook these custards in the 'water bath' according to the recipe, as this will ensure they cook gently andensure they staysoft and creamy in the centre.


300ml/ ½ pint single cream

1 egg

2 egg yolks

25g /1oz caster sugar

Few drops vanilla essence

225ml/8floz double cream

2 tablespoons natural yogurt

3 medium - sized ripe bananas

Squeeze lemon juice

4 level tablespoons Demerara sugar


  • Heat the oven to 160C,325F, gas mark 3
  • Lightly butter 6 individual ramekins and place in a large roasting tin.
  • Heat the single cream almost to the boil. While the cream is heating, lightly beat the whole egg, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
  • Stir in the hot cream and blend well.
  • Strain the custard into a jug and pour into the prepared dishes, don't fill more than half full.
  • Fill the roasting tin to a depth of ½ inch with warm water. Place the custards in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set.
  • Cool, then refrigerate until chilled.
  • Whip the double cream to soft peaks and fold in the natural yogurt.
  • Mash the bananas with a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Spoon the banana over each chilled custard, cover with the whipped cream. Refrigerate for several hours.
  • About 1 hour before serving, sprinkle the tops generously with the sugar to cover the surface evenly. Place under a hot grill to melt the sugar, about 1 minute.
  • Place in a fridge until the sugar topping becomes crisp.