We've teamed up with Gaz Oakley from @avantgardevegan to bring you a very exciting vegan crème brulée recipe made with chamomile tea that takes less than half an hour to make - dream! Gaz says "I started my Avant-Garde Vegan page on Instagram in February 2016… but my love of cooking started much earlier than this.
I owe a lot to my dad for igniting my passion for cooking. He cooks fresh meals every night for my family, and since I was tall enough to clear the kitchen worktop he allowed me to help him. I enjoyed art and creative things growing up so I think I took to cooking because it was an outlet for me to be creative."
Makes 6 crème brulée
Ingredients for the vegan crème brulée
- 1 tin of coconut milk
- 1 vanilla pod
- 2 We Are Tea chamomile tea bags
- 1 & 1/4/300ml cup of almond milk
- 3 heaped tablespoons of corn starch
- 4 tablespoons of icing sugar
- caster sugar, to finish
How to make the vegan crème brulée
- To start heat the coconut milk over a low heat in a saucepan. Pop the chamomile tea bags & vanilla pod (with the seeds extracted) in too.
- Separately, add the almond milk to a bowl and whisk in the corn starch & sugar.
- Then add the milk/cornstarch mixture to the coconut milk and continue to whisk over a low heat until the mixture has thickened. This should take around 4 minutes.
- Next carefully pour the custard mixture into your chosen ramekins (a remikin is a small dish for baking and serving an individual portion of food)
- Individually cover each ramekin with cling film, making sure to place the cling film directly onto the custard - this stops a skin forming. Place the covered ramekins into the fridge to set for at least an hour or until you're ready to serve.
- Before serving, remove the clingfilm & sprinkle over sugar. Either caramelise the sugar using a blow torch or place the ramekins under a grill for around 4 minutes.
Have you made this?
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For more vegan recipes check out these:
- Vegan chamomile & vanilla cheesecake: delicate floral notes of chamomile and sweet vanilla accompanied by fresh blueberries make this creamy cheezecake the perfect afternoon treat to enjoy with your cuppa.
- Vegan bounty bars: this recipe for vegan & gluten free bounty bars is super easy and quick. This is a healthier alternative to regular chocolate bars you see in the supermarket! It is the perfect after dinner treat and goes down well with a cup of English breakfast tea.