Sunday, May 10, 2015

Caramel Bread Pudding

Got this from Google Images

Hellooooo! :)

I'm back with desserts! Now here is a pudding I simply love. When you have guests coming and have lots to prepare this is something u can whip up quick and refrigerator until serving time. And if you are a person who love a more thick and creamy kinda pudding this is perfect for you.... The Bread Pudding! :)

 All it requires are:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 8 small bread or 6 large ones
Blend all the above ingredients in a blender. Keep aside. 

This pudding is made by steaming so keep a pan or bowl or whatever you want to set the pudding in aside making sure it can withstand steaming.

Now take:
  • 2 tbsp sugar and
  • 1 tsp water
Heat it in a pan. Keep stirring until the mixture turns a dark golden brown. The caramel is ready. Take it off the flame and pour it into the dish you kept aside. Coat the bottom well. Give it a minute or 2 to set and pour in the bread-milk mixture. Place this bowl with in a pressure cooker or a deep bottom vessel for steaming. (Just do what you do when making idly). Steam for 25-30 minutes and check if the pudding has set. If not let it steam for a while longer. When its done take off flame and let it cool. Then refrigerator (minimum 2 hours is good) until you have to serve. 

I simply love this dessert. My husband loves it when I make it without the bread. I garnished it with some chopped pistachio. Gave it some lovely colours.

Now I have noticed that covering the bowl of pudding before placing it inside the hot water vessel for steaming is not a good idea. I have made this once without covering and once covered with aluminium foil (poked some holes too for steam to escape). The covered one took a long time to cook and still the centre was a bit watery. You can see that in my pic. But the one I made without covering was well done. I guess it was the water dripping onto the pudding from the foil while steaming.
The steaming vessel will be covered so no need to cover the bowl inside it too... got it?

Try it out! And enjoy! :)


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