Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crème Caramel (pudding) Success!!!

I have to say that while I was quite terrified of making caramel and burning myself - it all went splendidly well!  I altered the recipe a bit since I didn't have any light cream.  So instead of 1.5cups whole milk and 1.5cups light cream, I substituted 1 cup heavy cream and 2 cups whole milk.  It turned out well except that one of my ramekins cracked from the oven heat and majority of the caramel remained hardened at the base of the ramekin instead of inverting entirely on top of the pudding.  My mom said it was normal since she has made the filipino version of this, leche flan, before.  It tasted great and I didn't have any cavities... there were however small bubbles on the sides.  I'll have to try again to perfect that... though, I'm that too is normal and almost impossible to rid of.

The caramel cooling in the ramekins and the finished creme caramels cooling on a rack.

... I really wish I had something other than my old phone camera to take better pictures.

I'll post the recipe soon.  =)

---------- Edit five minutes later ----------

I just looked up creme caramel pictures and while my top is lighter, since I don't like bitter tasting things, and I had both fewer bubbles on the outside and perfectly smooth and bubble-less insides, I'd say that mine was more of a success than the google image search ones!!!  =D

---------- EDIT 1 hour later ----------



  1. Awesome! I made creme caramel a few months ago, and it came out perfect. I brought it to a dinner party and it was popular! To get rid of the cavities/bubbles on the outside, I suggest you sift the creme mixture once or twice, and then spoon out the bubbles. Oh, and I don't know about you, but I absotooootly love scraping the sugar on the bottom of the ramekins and licking it! :)

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  3. Your pudding looks really good. I think you could have cooked the carmel more though. I made pudding yesturday from the Yumeiro Patissiere cookbook online. You might want to check it out. Just type in Yumeiro Patissiere cookbook in the google searcher.

  4. That looks sooooo good! Maybe I'll try making it too! hope it comes out as good as yours! ;)


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