~Purin~ (Custard Pudding)

I want to present to you my Owner’s favorite dessert~! He always melts so much when he eats this pudding and can’t get enough of it~ He would be able of eating it all the day~ Apart from it’s wonderful taste and texture, it’s so easy to make too~! Oh_My Owner is eating one right now~ hehehe~ ^^

Purin is a flan-like cold custard dessert in Japan.  The name “Purin” obviously comes from “pudding”, but it is not the same thing as the gooey pudding in the US at all.  It has a firmer texture similar to Mexican flan and also has caramel sauce on top.   It is a very basic sweet but everyone in Japan adores it.

Nuevo Lien

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

Caramel
    • 1 cup (200g) sugar
    • 3 Tbsp (50ml) water
Custard
  • 2 cups plus 1 Tbsp (500ml) milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Nuevo Lien

Preparation:

Caramel Syrup
    1. In a heavy pot, put in sugar and water, but do not stir. Put it on the stove at medium heat until the water and sugar turns to dark brown. Pour the syrup into 8 small (3″ diameter x 2″ high) pudding cups or ramekins (may have some leftover).
Custard
  1. Heat milk until just before boiling. Whisk together eggs and sugar, and add hot milk very slowly to avoid eggs curdling. Strain the mixture to make the liquid smooth, and add vanilla. Pour the mixture over the hardened syrup.
  2. In a baking pan such as 13x9x3, place purin cups, and pour hot water around the cups (not in the cups!) about 3/4 up the side of the cups.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 40-45 mins or until custard sets.
  4. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or preferably overnight. You could decorate with whipped cream and cherries before serving if you wish.

 

 

Thank you, japanesecooking101.com~!

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