Using a Kitchen Torch

Learn how to use a kitchen torch for crème brulée with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. A simple butane torch will do, but we’ll show you how to use a specialty cooking torch, too.

A kitchen torch is essential for creating a hard, crackly layer of sugar on crème brûlée. Fortunately, they're easy to use! Try our Maple-Pumpkin Crème Brûlée for practice.