Saturday, January 16, 2010

Creme Caramel

One of my all time favorites, easy and yum. Got this recipe from Nita Mehta's Low Calorie Desserts. Here goes the recipe.

3 cups milk
9 tsp sugar(substitute with artificial sweetener to cut down calories further)
3 tbsp skimmed milk powder
1 tsp vanilla custard powder
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

For the caramel
 4 tsp sugar

1.Mix the milk with the sugar, milk powder and custard powder. Blend well using a wire whisk. Keep on fire, boil stirring continuously. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

2.Beat the vanilla essence and eggs till light and fluffy.  Add the egg mixture to the cooled custard mixture. Keep aside.

3.Sprinkle the 4 tsp sugar at the bottom of a jelly mould (I have used a cake tin here). Place the mould over a slow flame holding it with tongs and melt the sugar till it turns a golden liquid. Spread evenly over the base and sides of the mould. Cool till set. You can also set in small  individual moulds.

4. Pour the egg-milk mixture into the mould. Cover with an aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C for about 45 minutes. Knife inserted in the middle should come out clean. Remove from the oven. Cool. Refrigerate the pudding till well set and cold.

5. To unmould,run a knife around the pudding and then invert on the serving platter. Decorate and serve with whipped cream if you wish.

Note: You could also pressure cook the pudding . Pour 1 1/2 cups of water in a pressure pan and place the covered mould in it. Put a lid on the top of the aluminum foil. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Let the pressure drop by itself.

1 comment:

Veena said...

Wow Suma,
nice to see colorful blog..
hope this will inspire many of us ... very soon am gonna try
Creme Caramel ... how abt u guys?? melita ,suma n others....