burnt cream

burnt cream [burnt kreem] noun

Also crème brulée. Thought to have been popularized in the late 19th century in Cambridge, England, where a burnt cream dessert was served at Trinity College. According to the school’s website, this does not mean that crème brûlée was invented at the college, although the desserts are quite similar. Instructions for cooking Cambridge burnt cream, or even just Trinity cream appears in a number of cookbooks. The dessert is still served at the school. Note that the term was in use prior to the school’s involvement, as long ago as the beginning of the 18th century.


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