Definition of crème brûlée in English:

crème brûlée

Line breaks: crème brû¦lée
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɛm bruːˈleɪ
 
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noun (plural crèmes brûlées pronunc. same or crème brûlées /-ˈleɪz/)

[mass noun]
  • A dessert of custard topped with caramelized sugar.
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    • The caramel topping in desserts such as crème brûlée is made by exposing a layer of sugar on the surface to direct heat, e.g. under a grill.
    • The dessert menu, meanwhile, goes straight for the sugar rush with creations such as toffee-crisp crème brûlée and strawberry banoffee pie.
    • To cap off the meal, try the resto's crème brûlée for dessert, a crispy caramelized crust that yields a fluffy, delicious filling when shattered.

Origin

French, literally 'burnt cream'.

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