Caramel Custard is a popular dessert with soft rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of golden caramel.A traditional classic dessert eaten throughout the world.The custard is mostly flavored with vanilla extract and sugar is cooked to caramel stage,poured into moulds before adding egg,milk mixture.
They are then cooked on stove top or in oven with water bath using ramekins.You can either cook them in a larger dishes or in individual ramekins.Larger dishes require more care to avoid under cooking the interior part of the custard.So ,I usually refer making them in ramekins.
The best part of this yummy dish is its simple ingredients which we usually have on hand,they are so simple to make and tastes so good.
PREPARATION TIME : 10 MINS
MAKING CARAMEL : 3 MINS
MAKING CUSTARD : 35-40 MINS*
10 spoons of sugar
2 spoons of water
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar heaped
1 tsp vanilla extract
PREPARING THE CARAMEL
Take the ramekins,fill them with 1 & 1/2 tsp of sugar and sprinkle with few drops of water.Microwave in medium mode for 3 mins until a golden colored caramel is formed.Keep this aside and let it cool completely.
Whisk eggs and sugar.
Carefully stir in milk and vanilla extract.
Strain the mixture.
Pour them evenly among your ramekins and set the ramekins in baking dish with hot water(water bath).
Bake the oven to 190 degree C.Cover the ramekins with aluminium foil and bake for 35-40 mins or until the custards are set.Cool completely and refrigerate for an hour.
Tap the mould gently and unmould the custard.Serve them chilled.
TAKE CARE TIPS
Do not burn the caramel to brown color,turn off when they are orange in color.
When making in large dishes ,you can also make the caramel in a pan by adding the 10 spoons of sugar in 2 spoons of water.Do not stir while preparing the caramel else the sugar will crystallize.