Sunday, 26 May 2013

Yummy caramel custard :)

It's simple and of course yum ! This easy-to-make pudding is popular all over India . You go to a restaurant and order this pudding and realise how mouth watering this dessert is ! Imagine you making that custard at home !! This is how :

Serves 6-8 people 
Prep time- 45 min 
Ingredients :
1.Eggs- 3 
2.Milk - 500 ml 
3.Sugar( for caramelising) - 3 tbspn 
4.Condensed milk-1 tin 
5.Corn flour- 1 tbspn 
6.Vanilla essence- 3 drops 

Procedure :
1.Boil the milk and keep it aside 
2. In a container beat the eggs . Next mix in the condensed milk .
3. In a smal bowl take some(2 tbspns)of the boiled  milk and mix in the corn flour . Make sure that there are no lumps . 
4.Stir the corn flour mix into the egg mixture .
5. Now mix the remaining milk to the above mixture.
6. Add the vanilla essence .
7.Take a medium sized bowl and keep it aside . Now caramelise the sugar and spread it on the bottom of the medium sized vessel .
8. Pour the above mixture into the bowl covered with the caramelised sugar. 
9. Now cover the the bowl containing the mixture with a lid and put it in a water bath . Make sure the water is not too much or too little .  
10. Place this arrangement in a pressure cooker without the whistle and cook for 30 minutes approx. 
11. You can also place it in an oven and bake at 140ÂșC  for 25-30 min. 
12.Chill the pudding for at least 3 hours before serving .
13. Just before serving cover the mouth of the bowl with a plate. Quickly turn the bowl over on to the plate and remove the bowl .With the caramelised top serve immediately !


.If you want to add a touch of coffee flavour to your pudding , heres what you should do:
1.Take 75 ml of water and heat it until boiling hot . 
2. Mix 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder( it could be of any company) into the boiling hot water .
3. Now mix 4 tablespoons of the above solution into the mixture of eggs , condensed milk , and milk.
4. Repeat the above procedure as it is.