Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Caramel Pudding / Flan

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I claim to be an eggetarian, but then I like them and prefer eating them only in desserts and cakes.

This is my first try using eggs in a pudding and guess what?! I totally dint feel the smell or taste of eggs in it and people at home loved it too :)

The magic is in the caramel! :) It makes the pudding simply out of the world :) Dont they look gorgeous?!! :)

Meanwhile if you prefer to skip the eggs and go simple, then peep into my buddy - Sharmilee's blog where she has posted an eggless version of Vanilla pudding right today :)


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Ingredients:

For caramel :

Sugar - 20 gms
Water - 2 tblsp

For vanilla pudding :

Milk - 500 ml
Sugar - 50 gms
Eggs - 3
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

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Method:

For making caramel -

Take the sugar in a dry pan and leave it untouched until all the sugar melts down. Add water when the sugar starts bubbling and now simmer the flame and keep stirring until this mixture turns golden brown.
Pour the prepared caramel in your moulds or ramekins and spread them all over the base and keep them aside.

For making vanilla pudding -

Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Now heat the milk and just when it starts to boil, remove it from flame and add it to the egg sugar mixture and beat for few mins. Add the vanilla essence and give a whip. Pass this mixture through a sieve to remove undissolved egg white strands. Pour in the milk mixture into the prepared ramekins carefully using a ladle.

Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.

Take a large baking pan and pour water upto 1 inch height. Now arrange the ramekins on the pan with water and leave the pan on lower rack of the oven. Bake in 375°F or 190°C for 35-45 mins.

Once done, check if it is cooked by inserting a knife. Its done if the knife comes out clean.

Allow this to cool for a while and refrigerate for an hour atleast before serving.

Run a knife around the pudding to loosen it and invert the ramekins on the serving plate.

A delicious caramel coated vanilla pudding or flan is ready :)

This quantity would make about 6-8 flans.

Enjoy whipping up a simple dessert :)

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Note:

Its your choice to keep the caramel light or dark. Allow the caramel to darken more for a punch of bitterness in the pudding :)

This process of baking is nothing but like steam cooking the pudding. So you can simply do it on stove top by steaming it using a shallow pan with water and a lid too.


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Written by: Nithya
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60 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow the pudding has set so well....I havent dared to keep my ramkeins in oven...seeing urs tempts me to the core. Sure to try ur version. Luv the first click very much, the caramel oozing out is so tempting Nithi!

Radhika@foodfor7stages said...

This is one of the prettiest homemade flan I have seen so far. Love it.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,lovely pudding and the first click looks so so professional,the lighting and everything,just like those beautiful clicks on a cover of a cook book :)

Gayu said...

Looks so yummy and love the presentation..Awesome clicks..

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Nithya,

This is absolutely my favourite. Love the clicks as usual!

Regards,
Seema
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seemabbas.blogspot.com

Nitha said...

Believe me.. I thought about this today and its now in front of me.. :) looks super delicious..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I too love flans! simply out of the world indeed.. tried orange flan once..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwww... Lovely and tempting recipe.. Amazing pictures.. U rock dear :)
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Kadhyaa... said...

Hey Nithya..drooling over..this is both mine and my hubby's fav..will try out soon

Divya Kudua said...

Love caramel custard and your version sounds very similar to my mil's recipe.I stick to the instant version these days--can't stand the eggy smell:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

i always make caramel custard.This sounds so yum,clicks are so good and neatly done

Vimitha Anand said...

So perfectly done... Looks so inviting nd yummmm...

Kurryleaves said...

Looks yummy...Jus love the first pics...sooo tempting....

Sudha Sabarish said...

Caramel custard is jus awesome and superb.U've become a professional photographer.

Biny Anoop said...

dat looks divine dear...the clicks have done justice to a yummy recipe

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!cute pudding!beautiful presentation!

An Open Book said...

caramel pudding is totally to die for. havent made it in ages..shud try it sometime..

Radhika said...

The pudding looks awesome. The caramel oozing out is so much. Where can I get those colored ramekins. I have been up and down Ranganathan St without much success.

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect pudding with caramel
presentation is nice

M D said...

That looks amazing!

Priti said...

Looks fab ....beautiful pics Nithi ....drooling over it now

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfectly done it dear...I like ur ramekins,so many colours luks beautiful...

Ambreen said...

Wow! That looks fantastic, so tempting clicks!

Kaveri said...

Yummy pudding....tempting clicks

Zareena said...

Wow!!! looks very inviting. The first click looks fab. Perfect click.

Varshini Sudharsan said...

nits..this looks sooo yum...my caramel custard- eggless is in my drafts..will be posting it in some time...awesome clicks...pls tell me where did u get these ramekins in chennai :)

ANU said...

wow awesome recipe dear.....was thinking of making this for along time ...will sure try it now...your clicks are mindblowing....

Sadik Ali said...

Gorgeous flan :) The pictures make me drool :)
Tes
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pudding looks simply out of the world! I can almost taste this wonderful dessert.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Oooh my looks divine..lovely

Manju said...

ohh nithya, the flan looks fabulous. Making good flan is an art i am yet to master. Someday! :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow that looks so very tempting and very nicely explained with pics as well :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh creme brulee can get me in my knees, looks just right there Nithya fantastic you are the thingy caramel make all the difference!

Sobha Shyam said...

OMG, the pudding looks amazing, clicks are just superb, great presentation dear!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Awesome looking flan....super clicks..

aipi said...

Wow ~ that is superbly made.The caramel flavor probably best suits puddings! The first click is breathtaking.
US Masala

Uma said...

Your pictures are very good and the first thing which attracts before the recipe. Nice presentation.

Cheers,
Uma
http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

Torviewtoronto said...

caramel pudding is favourite dessert love your presentation Nithya

Rachel said...

Fabulous pictures like always.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

வாவ்...ரொம்ப அருமையாக இருக்கு...சூப்பரான குறிப்பு...

Veena said...

the pudding looks so tempting.
i was looking for this recipe, but without bake

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so tempting .... love the pics too !!!

khushi said...

thats a delicious pudding.....the caramel coating is just awesome.....bookmarked it.....you have a lovely space glad to follow you :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks awesome Nithi!!

Prathibha said...

i love this one..looks nice..

Sanjana said...

Nithya this takes me back to my childhood. I used to share caramel flan with my dad as a little girl. Beautiful recipe!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a fabulous click Nithi! The flan is sooo tempting!

Nisa Homey said...

Wow! wow! these are so perfect...excellent job dear...and amazing clicks like always...ur version is almost similar to mine..except I add one more egg...and dont use vanilla...i guess i want the strong flavor of caramel.

Turmericnspice said...

lovely !!

Satrupa said...

Thanks so much Nithya for your encouraging words on my blog ..... Infact I wanted to write to u after seeing ur flan recipe link on one of the pages ( don't exactly remember where :( )

I am gonna make that tomm ..... will let you know how it came out.

Cheers,
Satrupa

Shanavi said...

My fav one for sure..O my, the flan has set the way it has to be.. the caramel sauce really complements the flan.

Heidi said...

Oooh, I love flan and yours looks gorgeous. I've never made it before but I'm so tempted to try it now :D

Tina said...

looks perfect dear...lovely and tempting clicks and presentation.

Srivalli said...

Nithi you better bring this also ok, well make it eggless..:)..now where is that bundt flan? ..where did you get those moulds, searching for them..

Archana said...

wow can I have all of them please. You can make a fresh batch for yourself again.

notyet100 said...

I feel like eating this now :)

Plateful said...

I'm a huge fan of caramel pudding, so are my kids. I especially love the orange flavored ones a lot. Nice clicks as always, Nits!

anu said...

Wow! superb and delicious looking Caramel Custard

Katie said...

I made this tonight, it worked perfectly and was pretty easy to make. I thought it would be so difficult, I will definitely be making this again and again now that I dont need to order it at restaurants anymore. Also easy on the calories with 1% milk with lots of calcium and protien.

Katie said...

I made this tonight, it worked perfectly and was pretty easy to make. I thought it would be so difficult, I will definitely be making this again and again now that I dont need to order it at restaurants anymore. Also easy on the calories with 1% milk with lots of calcium and protien.

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