If you do not have a culinary blowtorch, remove custards from refrigerator. Place 1/4 cup sugar in an 8-inch skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally to heat sugar evenly. Do not stir. Once sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low; cook about 5 minutes more or until all of the sugar is melted and golden, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon. Quickly drizzle caramelized sugar over the custards. Serve immediately.
You can also use sixteen 2-ounce ramekins. You may need two baking pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Cool the dessert, chill, and serve as directed.
428 calories; fat 34g; cholesterol 335mg; saturated fat 20g; carbohydrates 26g; protein 6g; vitamin a 1311.9IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; sodium 56mg; calcium 131.3mg; iron 0.5mg.