Lemongrass Creme Brulee

As promised in my earlier post, here is the recipe for Lemongrass Creme Brulee, modified from AFC.


56g Lemon grass
8 Egg yolks
90g Sugar
375g Whipping cream
375g Whole milk


1. Whisk egg yolk and sugar till thickened.

2. Heat up the milk and cream, don't boil. Then add in chopped lemon grass in. Let it infused till warm.

3. Strain the mix with a fine strainer.

4. Mix in the mix into the whisked yolk and sugar.

5. Stir well and pour into individual baking cups.

6. Place onto a baking tray and bake with water bath at 160C for one hour.

7. Place it into the chiller till the mix is stable.

8. Before serving, place a teaspoon of sugar into each cup.

9. Using a blow torch, caramelised the sugar, then add berries if required.

~ I used 4 lemongrass bulbs. However, the fragrance was not strong enough. Needs at least another two bulbs I presumed.

~ I baked eight small cups for 40mins at 160C. However, it was not firm enough. The top were firmed, but the centre was still very liquid. Therefore, it will be better to bake longer, maybe a total of 60mins will be good.

Recipe for Refreshing Lemongrass Drink.


4 Lemongrass, chopped and mashed lightly
2 litres water
6 tbsp Sugar
1 Lipton tea bag


1. Boil lemongrass and water in a pot.

2. Remove from heat.

3. Add tea bag to infuse, followed by sugar.

4. Remove tea bag after about 5 mins.

5. Let the lemongrass infused in the water overnight as it cooled.

6. Strained into a bottle and refrigerate.

7. Serve with ice.

This drink is rather bland in terms of sweetness. More sugar can be added according to your preference, so is tea. However, I like that the tea is mild while the lemongrass is subtle.

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ReeseKitchen said...
June 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Mmm...I like the Lemongrass Creme Brulee, looks very interesting..:) Will definetely try it out. Thanks for sharing ya..;)

Passionate About Baking said...
June 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Hi Reese,
I like this too! If you like lemongrass as much as I do, you can use more, otherwise the cream seems to be over-powering instead. :)

Kitchen Corner said...
June 15, 2010 at 4:39 PM

These are the both refreshing desserts that I enjoyed so much at your place! Next time can make it for my guests too! Thanks for sharing Jane! Very good one!

Passionate About Baking said...
June 16, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Hi Grace,
Glad you enjoyed it. Ya, do try it next time, I'm sure your guests will enjoy it as much as you do! ;)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hi Reese,
I like this too! If you like lemongrass as much as I do, you can use more, otherwise the cream seems to be over-powering instead. :)

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