Monday, August 17, 2009

Custard Pudding

A few friends came over during the weekend for a dinner party at my house. My girlfriend and I decided that it would be fun if the two of us challenged ourselves with a little desert project. We wanted to make something that the both of us has never made before so we decided on Japanese style pudding. I totally messed up on making the caramel sauce. I didn't leave it on the heat for long enough and it ended up being more of a creamy color than the rich dark brown color. Other than that, our desert was a great hit after dinner!

For the pudding
4 eggs
500cc whole milk
70g sugar
1tsp vanilla essence

For the caramel sauce
3tbsp water
70g granulated sugar

1. First make the caramel sauce. Heat the sugar on a moderately high heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. As the sugar begins to melt, stir it vigorously with a whisk or wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust oven rack to center position. Lightly butter custard cups and set them into a large baking dish.
3. Pour caramel sauce into the bottom of each custard cup.
4. Now prepare the custard. Heat 500cc of milk for 1 minute in the microwave and add the sugar.
5. In a large bowl, beat eggs slightly; add sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, beat until dissolved.
6. Pour mixture into prepared custard cups.
7. Bring the water for the water bath to a light simmer on the stove, carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come half-way up the sides of the custard cups.
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the custard is set around the edges but still slightly loose in the center.
9. Cool on a wire rack and refrigerate.
10. Turn the cups upside down when ready to serve.


Fuji Mama said...

Mmmmm, I love Japanese custard pudding! I'll have to try your recipe--looks delish! I don't have a way to contact asked about joining Washoku Warriors? Just email me (rachael @ and I'll get you set up! Thanks Lina!

Leslie said...

Dispite the sauce mix still sounds and looks delish

Karine said...

I am sorry for your caramel sauce! But still, your custard pudding looks great :)

Justin said...

glad to hear it was still a hit... caramel can be tricky.

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