Sunday, March 27, 2011

Caramel Custard Pudding

How did I be so irresponsible?? I forgot my dear blog’s bday… L How did I miss to celebrate it??  Not able to accept this myself…. Am I really getting that busy to forget the events at my own space??
Okies.. let me put things in another way… My mom did forget my birthday once and so did everyone at home…  And then my mom & grandmother told me that “Its good to forget birthdays… That shows prosperity to the birthday girl…”. Now let me believe in their words and hope to have more prosperity around here JJJJJ 
Here goes some sweet for the late celebration... Caramel Custard / Crème Brule / Flan , whatever you call it, I see that it is almost the same ingredients and taste. This is/was something my mom prepares very often, whenever there is some extra milk at home. Easy to prepare and yummy too..
Caramel Custard 1
Ingredients:
          Milk                                  --   4 cups
         Eggs                                   --   6
         Sugar                                --   ¾ - 1 cup (As to taste)
         Sugar to Caramelize   --   4 tbsp
        Vanilla Essence             --   ½ tsp
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            Milk                                  --   2 cups
         Egg                                    --   4
         Condensed Milk           --   1 tin
         Sugar to Caramelize   --   4 tbsp
        Vanilla Essence             --   ½ tsp
Serves  8 – 10 people.
Preparation of caramel custard pudding:
Beat the eggs well until it is smooth. Heat milk with ¾ cup sugar and let it cool. Mix the egg and vanilla essence to the milk mixture.
If using condensed milk, thoroughly mix the condensed milk with eggs and add them to boiled and cooled milk.
Either way make sure that the milk is completely cool, else the eggs will get scrambled.
Caramel Custard 3
Mix the left over sugar with water and heat in a pan until it turns brown. Pour the caramel in the dessert tray or ramekins and let it cool. Pour the pudding mix on to the caramel.
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Double boil the mixture on low flame for 20 min, if you have a pressure cooker or a double boiler. This is how my mom does it. Here since I do not have a double boiler or a perfect to dish to use my pressure cooker for double boiling, I do it in the oven.
Prepare a hot water bath. i.e. pour boiling water into a large oven safe tray. Let it be 1/3 rd full. Place the ramekins/dessert tray in the water bath. Bake it for 30 – 40 min @ 350 F or until a skewer comes out clean.
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Let it cool to room temperature. Cover it with a foil/plastic wrap and refrigerate until they are chill.
Use a knife to separate the pudding from the sides of the tray and turn it upside down into your serving dish.
Caramel Custard 2

26 comments:

  1. Wow...custard looks super delicious...Belated b'day wish...wishing many more b'days for your blog

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  2. delicious custard looks wonderful I make the second way

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  3. That is just a gorgeous dessert right there. I love its caramelized color. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

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  4. Happy Birthday to your blog baby dear..Congrats n hugs :)
    Caramel custard looks luscious..my hubby's fav ;)

    US Masala

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  5. Congrats Nitha. Keep Blogging. The dessert looks yummy and the clicks too.

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  6. glad i chanced upon your site just when you had posted one of my favourite desserts! thanks for stopping by mine :)

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  7. Happy birthday to ur blog baby, keep rocking gal..Pudding looks absolutely irresistible..

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  8. Happy birthday dear..congratulation..

    Custard looks awesome ..delicious

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  9. Congrats dear ....this looks so gud n tempting .....

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  10. Happy Birthday to Amateur Perceptions!!! :D

    Caramel Custard, here I come! :)

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  11. This looks awesome.. i will try very soon:)

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  12. congrats in this achievement ...its ok 2 forget important things once in a while :)

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  13. Heartiest wishes dear..keep rocking..wishing you many many many success..:)
    fantastic dessert to celeb the special moments..
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. Happy birthday to you..Happy birthday to you..Happy birthday dear Amateur perceptions!!!

    Caramel pudding kandittu kothy vanalo...

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  15. Congrats dear..Happy B'day to your blog baby:) yummy and beautiful caramel custard

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  16. Congrats on completing one year, Nitha..Caramel custard looks absolutely yum!!

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  17. Happy Birthday to ur blog, and what a way to celebrate this ...caramel Pudding looks so yummy!

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  18. Congratulations and keep rocking! What a great way to celebrate the occasion, looks yummy!

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  19. Congratulations on your blog birthday! Yes, may it be prosperous :) Lovely pudding.

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  20. wow...this is such an amazing custard...I'm seriously drooling over the pics !

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  21. belated bday wishes to ur blog.
    pudding looking soo yummmyy...
    thank u so much for the tasty recipes.

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  22. CONGRATS! A perfect pudding to celebrate the occasion!

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  23. happy bday amateur perceptions!!!!!!
    my fav pudding

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  24. Belated blog anniversary wishes, Nitha. That custard looks lovely.
    How come you did not remember your birthday? :)Were you little?

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  25. Belated Bday Wishes to Amateur Perceptions...Keep Going.......

    Happy Vishu tooo.....

    Pudding looks Perfect...loong since i made some here at home....U r tempting me to try out soon
    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  26. Congrats! perfect for celebrating your blog's b'day!

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