This is a lighter version that uses milk instead of cream. Many of the recipes I saw online used milk instead of cream. I don’t know the history of crème caramel but I presume it was initially made with cream but now the milk based versions are becoming more popular. I have never tried crème caramel made with cream but I think I would prefer the milk based version because of lightness. The recipe is available here.
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Source: The Guardian
We are going round in circles it seems. Researchers say recipes from Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson contain more calories and fat and less fibre than microwave meals from supermarkets. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, in a way suggests that the healthier option is microwave meals.
The researchers state that the nutritional implications of the recipes in some of the bestselling cookbooks were taken for granted. It is assumed that home-cooked food is better for us than ready to eat meals. They looked at 100 recipes in some of the nation's favourite cookery books – 30 Minute Meals and Ministry of Food by Jamie Oliver, Kitchen by Nigella Lawson, River Cottage Everyday by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Baking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale. They compared the nutritional value with those of 100 randomly selected brand name ready meals from Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco. Ready meals came out winners. Some examples:
1. Oliver's 30 Minute Meals recipe for meatball sandwich, pickled cabbage and chopped salad, for four people, is just under 1,000 calories per serving. His mini shell pasta with a creamy smoked bacon and pea sauce from Ministry of Food has 125g of fat and 63g of saturated fat.
2. Lawson's beer braised pork knuckles with caraway, garlic, apples and potatoes has 1,340 calories per person and 102g of saturated fat
3. Fearnley-Whittingstall's Gill's poached leek and Dorset Blue Vinny tart contains 217g of saturated fat while his mixed mushroom tart (for two) has just 3.2g of fibre.
4. Pascale's pork with calvados, caramelised apples and mustard mash has 1,161 calories per serving and a total of 147g of sugar.