Hans - Food For Thought No. 10

Ingredients for 8 to 10 Persons:

  1. 1l cream
  2. 300ml of pureed and sieved mango
  3. 6 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks
  4. Lemon juice
  5. Lemon zest
  6. 100 g sugar
  7. 1 vanilla pod
  8. crystallized brown sugar


  • Blend eggs and sugar until the mixture becomes almost white
  • Put cream into a casserole and start heating
  • Slice the vanilla pod in half, scrape out the seeds, and put seeds and pods into the cream
  • Pour the boiling cream into the egg-sugar mixture by gentle whisking
  • Add mango puree, lemon juice and lemon zest
  • Pour the mixture into flat dishes
  • Bake the mixture in a steam oven at 900, or in a bain marie at 1400 until firm
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over the crème and glaze either in a salamander or with a blow torch

Bon Appetit!