Brick Lane's Chai Crème Brulee with Orange Shortbread is the sweetest and tastiest reward after dinner. 


  • Chai brulee

  • 7 egg yolks

  • 700g sugar

  • 375mL cream

  • 200mL milk

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 20g chai blend seasoning

  • 2g garam masala

  • 1g ground cinnamon

  • Orange shortbread

  • 125g plain flour

  • 100g diced very small cold unsalted butter

  • 50g fine caster sugar

  • ½ egg yolk

  • ½ tbsp yoghurt

  • ¼ tbsp orange blossom water

  • ½ orange zest and juice


  • Chai brulee:

  • 1.

    Mix the yolks with sugar just to dissolve. Do not over-whip.

  • 2.

    Bring to the boil the milk and cream with the split vanilla pods and ground spices. Gently whisk together then chill before straining.

  • 3.

    Pour into ramekins and bake in bain marie at 130ºC for 50 mins until wobbly.

  • 4.

    Cool down immediately.

  • Orange shortbread:

  • 1.

    Combine the butter, sugar, flour and zest and work in until the mixture resembles wet sand. Ensure it doesn't become too warm by resting in the fridge at intervals, if need be. 

  • 2.

    Once combined, mix in the yolk and yoghurt with the strained orange water and quickly work in the rest of the mixture. Rest in the fridge for 20 mins. Roll out and bake in a lined brownie tin at 160ºC with a cartouche for 40-45 mins then uncover and turn up to 170º for further 15 mins until golden.

  • 3.

    Rest on a rack at room temp then place in fridge before portioning.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (18 servings)

  • Energy 332kj
  • Fat Total 14g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Sugar 42g
  • Sodium 18mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This recipe is featured in ‘Dish' cookbook (RRP $75), which can be purchased online or from selected restaurants. All proceeds go directly to The Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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