I used this recipe. Start by mixing flour, sugar and softened butter.
Press the mixture into a baking dish (or pan) that hasn't been greased and pop in the oven for 20 minutes to set.
Meanwhile, stir together five egg yolks (I could write a whole entry about my trials and tribulations of separating yolks, but I won't) and a 1/4 cup of sugar.
When thick, add heavy cream and brandy. Doesn't brandy smell divine, by the way?
Bake 40 to 50 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Take out and allow to cool for an hour.
Put a 1/3 cup of sugar into a pot and allow to melt on medium heat. Guess what? You just made caramel! Who knew it was so easy?
Quickly drizzle the caramel over the bars. It will harden fast, mimicking the hard shell over the soft custard that makes creme brulee so great.
The bars tasted great, but I will say the yellow color intensified and kinda freaked me out. They are also VERY sweet, so I'd imagine they won't all get consumed in my house because they are just so rich. The flavor combo is right-on though; could be great for any Francophile birthday party.