So here are my first two attempts at making custard pudding (a.k.a. flan or crème caramel or 布丁).
I used the recipe with from Cooking with Dog (watch the video for detailed instructions). The general steps are...
Caramelize sugar as such:
Butter the molds/cups for the pudding so it doesn't stick later:
Pour the caramel into the cups:
ran out of caramel for the last cup
Mix sugar, milk and eggs together, sieve and pour into the cups:
And cook in a pan with water for 20-30 minutes:
So my first 2 attempts had mixed results.. the first batch basically exploded when I poured it out of the cup.
Even though it literally liquified when I dumped it out of the cup, it tasted great! It was sweet, but not overly sweet and had a soft texture (at least the parts that didn't liquify).
The second batch actually looked a little better, sort of. Unfortunately I burned the caramel a little giving it a sweet yet charred tasted. It was interesting to say the least.
Anyway, I guess this is ok for the first two attempts. Maybe once I get better at it and experiment around I will post an updated blog post with the results.