Catalan cream: the original recipe and 10 variations

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Catalan cream, have you ever tried to prepare it at home? You can do this by following the original recipe or one of the many variations. Crema Catalana, as its name suggests, is a typical Catalan spoon dessert.

Catalan cream



Catalan cream, have you ever tried to prepare it at home? You can do this by following the original recipe or one of several variants. La Catalan cream, as its name suggests, it is a spoon dessert typical of Catalonia.

The Catalans in fact claim its invention and believe that it is the ancestor of french creme brulee. We do not know if this or the famous French cream came first, but we can tell you that you can I will prepare the Catalan cream at home very easily, with really simple ingredients and varying the classic recipe according to your needs.

Here is one for you collection of recipesCatalan cream from which you can take inspiration.


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Catalan cream, classic recipe


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La Catalan cream according to original recipe it is prepared with egg yolks, half a stick of cinnamon, cane sugar, corn starch, cream, sugar, milk and lemon juice. We recommend choosing only organic and untreated lemons to obtain the zest. THU the recipe to follow.

Catalan cream, recipe with Thermomix

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Who has the food processor can follow the instructions for prepare the creme brulee easily with an extra help available especially when it is necessary to process ingredients in large quantities. THU the recipe to prepare the Catalan cream with the Thermomix.

Catalan cream, lactose-free recipe

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If you want to prepare the lactose-free creme brulee you will have to replace cow's milk with vegetable milk, for example with soy milk or almond milk. In this way the Catalan cream becomes suitable even for those who are lactose intolerant. THU the recipe to follow.

Catalan cream, gluten-free recipe

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Usually the recipes to prepare the Catalan cream are based on gluten-free ingredients, but those suffering from celiac disease know that they must always pay attention to the ingredients to buy which must always be 'allowed'. In particular you will have to pay attention that the cornstarch to be used in your Catalan cream is free of traces of gluten. THU the recipe of Catalan cream senza glutine.


Read also: GLUTEN FREE DESSERTS: 10 EASY RECIPES TO PREPARE


Catalan cream, recipe without cornstarch

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Cornstarch or corn starch is used in creme brulee as a thickener during preparation. It is not possible to omit this ingredient but it is possible to replace it with the potato flour if you prefer or if you don't have cornstarch available at the moment. THU a useful recipe.

Catalan cream, recipe without cream

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If you are looking for a lighter version of the classic creme brulee, you can try making the Catalan cream without cream and replace whole milk or semi-skimmed milk with skim milk. THU recipe.

Catalan cream, vegan recipe

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Anyone who is vegan or intolerant to eggs and dairy products can make one at home Catalan cream without milk and without eggs in a revised version. THU e Thu find two recipes from which to take inspiration to prepare the Catalan vegan cream.

Read also: VEGAN DESSERTS: 6 COOKIE AND CAKE RECIPES ALL TO BE BAKED

Catalan cream, egg-free recipe


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To prepare the Catalan cream without eggs you will need milk, flour, brown sugar, grated lemon zest, a vanilla pod, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a little butter and flour. THU the recipe to follow.


Read also: DESSERTS WITHOUT EGGS: 10 RECIPES FOR ALL TASTES

Catalan cream, fresh ginger recipe

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If you want to prepare a really different Catalan cream and if you love ginger, you just have to add a piece of fresh ginger. THU all the instructions to prepare the ginger creme brulee.

Read also: GINGER: 10 RECIPES TO USE IT BEST

Catalan cream, vanilla recipe

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If you prefer the more delicate flavor of vanilla to the typical cinnamon flavor, choose an organic vanilla bean to flavor your homemade creme brulee. THU the recipe to follow to prepare the vanilla creme brulee.

Catalan cream, white chocolate recipe

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For those who want to make the creme brulee even more delicious, here is the idea of add some white chocolate to the classic recipe. Alternatively, you can choose dark chocolate or milk chocolate according to your tastes. THU the recipe to follow.

You know others recipes to prepare creme brulee at home?

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