Orange Crema Catalana with Saffron
Crema Catalana is more or less a Mediterranean take on a crème brûlée or burnt custard. This one is even more delicious than the standard classic pudding, being delicately scented with some extra, Moorish flavours – orange, cinnamon and golden saffron. It’s simple to make and you can prepare it the night before and just crisp up the top on the day.
Crema Catalana or Catalan Cream is Spanish for the dessert called crème brulée in French. It is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth.
Just before serving, it is traditional in Cataluña to place a heated iron with a spiral shape to brown and caramelize the top of the crema catalana. If your kitchen equipment doesn’t include a spiral-shaped hot iron, don’t worry! Simply caramelize the sugar under the broiler of your oven