Dreams Creme Brulee

vanilla cream filling and a crispy caramel topping!

Dreams Creme Brulee

creme brulee


  • Dough:
  • 4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons (9g) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup (75g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons (100g) butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (200ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon alcoholic liqueur (optional, adds a crispy coating to the dreams' exterior while keeping the insides soft)
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the cream:
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (100g) egg yolks
  • 1/5 cup (40g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (50g) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3.5 ounces (100g) white chocolate
  • 7 tablespoons (100g) butter at room temperature
  • For the caramel topping:
  • +1 3/4 cups (350g) sugar
  • About 3 1/3 tablespoons (100ml) water


  1. In a stand mixer bowl, combine all the dough ingredients and knead on low-medium speed for about 12 minutes until it forms a smooth, uniform, and slightly sticky dough.
  2. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

Prepare the cream:

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks, cornstarch, vanilla, and sugar. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a saucepan.
  2. Pour the hot milk into the yolk mixture and whisk immediately. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  3. Once the cream thickens, remove it from heat, add the butter, white chocolate, and mix until combined.
  4. Cover the cream with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.

Frying the dough:

  1. Cut parchment paper into squares, divide the dough into 1.5-1.75 ounce (45-50g) balls, shape them, place them on parchment squares, and let them rise again for about 1.5 hours until they double in size.
  2. Heat frying oil to a temperature of 320-340 degrees Fahrenheit. Carefully fry the balls in the hot oil for about 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Once the dreams cool, fill them with the prepared cream using a piping bag with a small tip.
  4. Heat sugar and water in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat, stirring gently until caramel forms, then transfer to another pan to stop cooking and thicken.
  5. Gently dip the dreams into the still-hot caramel, shake off excess, and let them cool.
  6. Serve with love🥰

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