This is so easy to make and it looks and tastes delicious.
Makes 8 servings
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 vanilla beans ( split)
7 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup sugar brown sugar
Combine heavy cream, milk, and vanilla bean.
Heat to boil.
Remove from heat and steep 10 minutes with vanilla bean.
Scrape bean seeds into the milk mixture.
With an electric mixer, combine eggs and sugar.
Add the milk mixture in a steady stream.
Divide into 8 small ramekins (about 5 oz. each) set in baking dish and pour enough hot water around ramekins to come 1/2 way up the sides.
Place in 325 degree oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, until just set (trembles slightly).
Cover top with brown sugar.
Carmelize under broiler. or use a kitchen torch.