Project Description

Cheat’s Berry Brulée

Forget heating cream and egg yolks and hoping that they don’t curdle. Try this instead. You can follow your taste and use any combination of berries.

Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


1 punnet berries or 200g frozen berries, eg blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or mixed berries
100ml sour cream or crème fraîche
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Crisp biscuits or wafers, to serve


  1. Pack two small ramekins with berries, top with sour cream and sprinkle with brown sugar and a few drops of water (to help the caramelisation process).
  2. Place under a pre-heated grill for a minute or two and when the top is bubbly, serve with a crisp biscuit.

Lyndey’s Note: If berries aren’t in season, substitute other soft fruit such as peaches, plums or nectarines or even poached fruit, such as pears or apples.
Wine: The sweet flavours of a late-picked Riesling or Semillon will work here or even a richer botrytised wine.

Recipe from Lyndey Milan’s Best Collection (New Holland). Available for purchase for $49.95 online here.