If you don’t have a kitchen torch, time to treat yourself. They’re inexpensive and super fun to use—and you can’t make this dessert without one

(you'll also need 8 standard ramekins).

Cook time
90 mins

Prep time
15 mins


  • 3/4 cup of Haughton Honey
  • One vanilla pod, split lengthwise
  • 3 cups of double cream
  • 1 cup of full fat milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
Notes for the cook

If you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15%

1 teaspoon = 5ml

1 tablespoon = 15ml.

Some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are;

150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz.

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F. Place the honey in a medium saucepan and scrape in the vanilla seeds; save the pod for another use. Cook over a medium-high heat, swirling the pan occasionally until the honey darkens and smells almost burnt (don’t worry, this is what you’re going for!) and the bubbling begins to slow: 5-8 minutes. Gradually add the cream, then the milk to the caramelised honey, stirring constantly until combined.
  2. Whisk the salt into egg yolks in to a medium bowl, then stream in the honey-caramel mixture, whisking constantly. Strain through a fine mesh sieve in to a large measuring cup. Divide among 8 standard ramekins.
  3. Place the ramekins in a large baking dish lined with a dish towel (it will keep them from sliding around) and pour in boiling water around the ramekins so it comes halfway up the sides.
  4. Bake until the edges of the custards are set but the centers still jiggle slightly: 65–75 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and let the custards cool: about 1 hour. Chill until firm: at least 2 hours.
  5. Just before serving, sprinkle the custards evenly with the sugar and heat with the kitchen torch until the sugar is melted and caramelised to a deep amber colour. Your goal is to make a thin, smooth, brittle crust that shatters when broken. Enjoy!
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