Creme caramel or flan ,many called this as caramel pudding, is the easiest dessert which is served as a hot or cold .its a pudding with a hard caramel top.The texture of this dish is so magnificent and extremely yummy.
This caramel glazed ,mirror shine desert is comforting and elegant dessert.
If you have 3-4 eggs ,milk and sugar then you can make this anytime and any where. Any flavor can be used in to make it more tasty and yummy. And the most interesting part is this dish can be given to babies when you are introducing solids to them. This dessert can be baked, can be prepare in microwave and can be steamed.
I ve used custard powder and a little coffee powder to make it more naughty.
Milk – ½ lit
Eggs – 3 no
Sugar – 3 tbsp
Condensed milk – 4 tbsp
Custard powder – 1 ½ tbsp
Coffee – 3 tsp
Vanilla essence – ¼ th tsp
Lemon rind – a little
For caramelizing –
Sugar – ¼ th cup
Water – 1 tbsp
METHOD OF PREPARATION ::
Take a baking tin ,pour sugar and water (listed under caramelizing), keep it on gas flame on low heat.
Wait till sugar started to melt.as soon as it starts to change its colour, take it out of the heat, swirl it around so that the caramel spreads the entire tin.keep it aside.
Or else you can melt the sugar in a pan and spread it on cake tin.
In a heavy bottom pan add milk and start boiling the milk while stirring it continuously.
When milk is warm take out little milk and mix it with custard powder and keep aside.
Boil the milk for 3 – 4 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
In the mean time break the eggs and keep it in a bowl .add vanilla essence and lemon rind sugar and beat it lightly.
Take out some milk from boiling milk and mix it with coffee powder .keep aside.
In the boiling milk add custard powder, coffee mixture and condensed milk.
Let it boil for 1 minute and switch off the flame.
Pour it on the prepared cake tin.
Bake it at preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
Remember every oven is different and takes different time to bake.
So Take it out when top will turn brown.
Allow it to cool or you can refrigerate it for sometime.
With a butter knife loosen the edges.
Take a serving plate, place it on the tin and turn the tin upside down. Give a pat on the bottom of the tin and carefully take out the tin.
Serve it and enjoy.
a closer look.