Orange Creme Brulee

By A Wee Bit of Cake - March 25, 2015

I’ve suddenly reached that age. Meals out with friends are becoming rarer, babysitters are hard to find and instead we have started going to each other’s houses for tea. Now I don’t have kids yet but each year another one of my friend’s announces they are pregnant and the dynamic of our social get-togethers changes.

A prime example of this was a few weeks ago. Myself and Mr T were supposed to go out with some good friends of ours but at the last minute they couldn’t get a babysitter so they invited us round to theirs for tea instead. I offered to make some pulled pork while they provided the chips, nachos, dips and other bits and pieces. As always a request was put in for me to provide dessert. People don’t beat about the bush any more, they come straight out and ask me to bring dessert which I am always pleased to do.

I was undecided on what to make then I remembered the Crème Brulee kit that Sainsburys had sent me out to review. It serves 4 and I had been debating when to make it knowing myself and Mr T would end up scoffing two portions each if we didn’t have someone to share it with.

As always I wanted to add a bit more flavour to it so decided to jazz it up a bit with some orange zest and a side of chocolate sauce, cos let’s face it – who doesn’t like proper chocolate sauce? I’m not talking about that squeezy stuff in the tube, I mean the mixing of chocolate and cream to create something you just want to stick your face in!

Anyway – crème brulee! This kit is ace! Just like the marshmallow and panna cotta kits that I have reviewed in the past this is a great little set up for those of us who want to create a dessert that impresses but involves very little effort. The addition of orange zest gave it a lovely kick and everyone said it was really good considering it came from a box kit. All four bowls were empty so I’m taking it as a good sign!

Orange Crème Brulee with Chocolate Sauce
1 x box Sainsbury’s Crème Brulee Kit
250ml milk
250ml double cream
Zest of 2 oranges
100ml double cream
50g milk chocolate
50g dark chocolate

  • Make up the crème brulee according to the packet instructions.

  • Before pouring into the dishes whisk in the orange zest.

  • Cover in cling film and place in the fridge for a few hours.

  • To make the chocolate sauce gently warm the cream and stir in the chocolate until melted.

  • Set aside to cool and firm up. For a softer sauce place leave on the counter, for a firmer sauce place in the fridge.

  • Once the crème brulee has set, sprinkle over the sugar (comes with the kit) and place under a hot grill until golden and gently bubbling.

  • Serve with a spoonful of chocolate sauce.


Taking a bite purely for testing and photographing purposes!

Thanks again Sainsburys for sending me out another fab kit. They are ace!

***Products sent for review, all thoughts are my own.***

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