Portuguese food

The food of Portugal is rich, & has a depth of intensity just like its people.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel (Pudim) is one of Portugals favorite desserts,you'll always find one on a restaurant menu or at a party.
I made this creme caramel for my friends son's 1st birthday party.
The Portuguese call their creme caramels, Pudim.
My version is a bit lighter than what you would find in Portugal,the Portuguese generally have there's a bit heavier.

Creme Caramel Mix
1/2 cup sugar
6 eggs
3 3/4 cup of hot milk
1 tab vanilla essance

Caramel Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

In a pot add your sugar & water together & put it on high heat.
Don't touch the caramel with a spoon or fork once it's boiling otherwise the mixture won't turn out,it'll turn into a lumps of watery sugar.
Just allow the mixture to cook swirling it around once in a while.
When it's a deep rich colour take it off the heat & coat a baking pan with the caramel.

For the egg mix, warm your milk up till it's warm.Don't make your milk too hot or it will curdle the egg mixture.
Beat your eggs, sugar & vanilla essance together & then add your milk & whisk together.
Pour the mixture into the pan that's coated with the caramel.
Put the cake pan into a larger baking pan with water cover the mixture & bake at 130 degrees for an hour or till the mixture comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before you turn it out.

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