Crema catalana Recipe category Dessert Tags Egg Vegetarian Preparation icon Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking icon Cooking time 20 minutes Serves icon Number of servings 8 Difficulty icon Difficulty Medium Enjoy this sweet recipe for one of the oldest desserts in Europe. It requires very few ingredients! What you'll need and how to make this dish Ingredients 1l milk 200g sugar 6 egg yolks 30g cornstarch 1 cinnamon stick 1 piece lemon peel Recipe instruction Mix the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch with 1/3 of the milk. In a saucepan, boil 2/3 of the milk with the lemon peel and cinnamon. After 3 minutes, remove from the heat and take out the lemon and cinnamon. Slowly add the egg mixture to the hot milk through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps. Return it to the heat until it boils, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has begun to thicken, remove from the heat and put it into individual bowls to cool. For an authentic finish, sprinkle with sugar and brown with a blowtorch or under a preheated broiler to caramelize.