Probably you’ve noticed that we are in a dessert mood lately! I love love love sweets!! You know that already but because of my weight struggle I am always trying to avoid them because I can’t just have a bite. But I need to confess and give myself some credit. The last couple of years I have been better and better about controlling my eating and one of the ways I found to help me out is sharing. Even when we go out we share food, every time we cook here in our house we share with our neighbors our with our “white husband”. It works great because I still can have a taste without eating the whole thing.
This dessert is named pudim is a very famous Brazilian-style flan made with sweetened condensed milk, regular milk, eggs, and sugar . You are learning one more dessert made with condensed milk. It has a wonderful, creamy texture without being too heavy. Melted syrup will run down sides, forming a caramel sauce. made this while Marilyn was barbecuing that smoking pork. This dessert is so easy, fast and not expensive at all to make. Check it out!
1 condensend milk can
1 can of milk (measure the condensed milk can)
2 cups sugar
To caramelize the sugar: Add the sugar to a medium heavy saucepan over medium low heat. When sugar starts to melt, stir gently and occasionally until it starts to turns light, clear brown; do not let it burn.
Be carefull at this point the sugar will be extremely hot! Swirl the sugar over the sides to completely cover the pan.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, blend the condensed milk, milk, eggs until thoroughly combined (about 3 minute). Set the whole assembly in the oven and then pour enough hot water into the larger baking dish to come about halfway up the side of the cake pan.
Bake it about 1 hour or you can also insert a toothpick in the center of the flan to check how soft it is.
Remove the pudim/flan from the water bath and let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until cold, for a minimum of three hours. Before serving, run a thin knife around the edge of the flan, place a large flat plate over the pan, and flip quickly to unmold. We made a video (here) and I was so excited when I flipped the pudim and came out perfectly!! lol
I am in love with “mini” everything… mini bites specially! So I decided to bake a pudim using my jars that I have at home to give to our favorite neighbors and supporters: Kathy and Al!
I wasn’t pretty confident about the “jar way”… lol So, I flipped one pudim jar before to give to them, just to make sure!!
Beijos e Tchau!