You will need:
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
In a medium bowl, stir together eggs and sugar until smooth; set aside.
In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, heat cream until bubbles start to form at edges.
Remove from heat and whisk into egg mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
Return mixture to double boiler and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
Cook 2 minutes more, then remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Preheat oven broiler if you don't have a small torch.
Pour cooled mixture into a 1 quart, shallow baking dish and place dish in an ice bath, in a larger, ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle brown sugar over surface of mixture and place under preheated broiler 1 to 2 minutes, until top is lightly browned and bubbly.
If you are putting the the creme brulee under the broiler, please be careful. It will take less then a minute to brown the sugar. Make sure your dishes are heat resistant and oven safe.
Or you can use a TORCH!
I used this handheld torch, I bought it from Amazon.com
Here is a link to the item, The price ranges between $12-$15
Who doesn't want to use a butane torch in their kitchen? Fun!