My mum used to make Creme Caramel at home, and they were so much better than the store bought packets. Although not the prettiest of desserts, it was the most simple and the most delicious. Very easy to make and so far has been a winner with everyone who has entered my home. You will need:
1) 2 cups of milk
2) 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
3) 1 tsp of vanilla [liquid]. Traditionally my mother would use 1/4 tsp of powdered cardamon, and 2 pinches of ground nutmeg.
4) 5 eggs
In a small saucepan put half a cup of sugar. Under medium heat caramelize. Keep your eyes on it, and don’t let it burn. Then in a blender put the eggs, milk, vanilla and 1 cup of sugar and mix well. Then take a glass oven dish [I took a glass loaf pan] and at the bottom place the caramelized sugar, and then the mixture in the blender. Back in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until it solidifies and browns on top. Insert a clean knife and if it comes out clean, that means it’s done. Let cool and refrigerate before serving.