I got a torch for christmas so that I could make creme brulee with the best crispy sugary seal. I made some the other night. I used the recipe from the Joy of Cooking but used 3 whole eggs instead of 8 egg yolks.
Making creme brulee is so much easier than you'd think. I highly recommend it if you've never tried it. Literally just cream, eggs and sugar. If you don't have a torch, you can just sprinkle sugar across the top of the already baked and cooled custard and pop it in the broiler for about 3 minutes and it will make a crispy top. Use brown sugar for a rustic uneven and heavenly sugar top.