‘A Dish From Dean’ – Crème Brulee with seasonal berry compote, shortbread biscuit

By ELEANOR MCGILLIE 7 October, 2018

Well, well well. Crème Brulee. That’s Sunday dessert sorted. This is a real easy recipe in this week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’. Australian Chef Dean Coppard shares a selection of his easy recipes with us every Sunday.

This week we get to learn how to make a fabulous Crème Brulee thanks to Live It Experience It Chef Dean Coppard who loves doing his bit to encourage people to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking.

Dean is a huge fan of teaching his own children how to cook and spends a lot of his time mentoring young chefs coming into the industry, hosting cooking workshops, leading cookery demonstrations at major events.

This week’s recipe is an easy one so have a go and let us know how you get on. The end result will no doubt be absolutely scrumptious.

 For the Brulee:

6 eggs yolks

100g of caster sugar

500ml of double cream

1 vanilla pod.

Method: In a stainless steel bowl whisk the egg yolks and the caster sugar together until combined. In a heavy bottom saucepan, warm the cream with the split vanilla pod in the cream mixture. Do not boil the milk but once its been simmered to a hot heat remove and whilst whisking the eggs mixture pour in the cream removing the vanilla pod.

Pour into ramekins until ¾ full and place the ramekins into a baking tray and carefully pour boiling water around the ramekins until the water reaches half way up the sides of ramekins. And bake in a pre-heated oven at 175c for 35/40mins wobble the baking tray and the brulee mixture should be firm, take out of the water and set aside.

Australian Chef and Mentor Dean Coppard

For the berry compote:

500g of frozen berry’s

100g of caster sugar

100 ml of red wine

Method: place the berries in a pan, add the wine and the sugar, and simmer until a jam consistency is achieved.

For the shortbread:

50g of plain flour

50g of butter

85g of caster sugar

1 pinch of cinnamon

25g of rice flour

Method: beat the butter sugar and the butter together then add the flour and the cinnamon, roll out onto a floured surface until 1cm thick, cut into the desired shape and bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 8 -10 mins or until crispy brown.

To assemble:  Sprinkle a little sugar on the top of the brulee and blowtorch until the sugar is burnt, add the berry compote and the shortbread.


A Dish From Dean - Creme Brulee for Live It Experience It


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Eleanor McGillie

About Eleanor McGillie

Eleanor spent eight years working in the south west of England - one of the UK's most popular tourism hotspots. During her stint working with key players in the tourism sector she developed a love for all things outdoor adventure. As a journalist she got to travel to remote corners of the world to write travel features about the experiences of a particular place. Northern Ireland's story needs to be told and needs to reach new audiences. Live It Experience It aims to attract tourists from outside Ireland, people from Ireland and people who live in Northern Ireland but aren't aware of the extent of the adventures on our own doorsteps. Eleanor is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) at Associate Level