I have been eyeing on this recipe for a long time. And some of my viewers have been asking for eggless caramel custard recipe. So finally i decided to give it a try and it was a total success. My little daughter loved it so much and finished this entire portion all by herself.
This recipe is such a fool proof recipe, it gives you the perfect texture which you get from a proper creme caramel without the use of eggs. The key ingredient in this is agar agar. This is the brand which i used Meron Agar-Agar China Grass Sachet 30 Grams (10Gms * 3 Pack)
I was looking for a proper agar agar / china grass for a long time now. Some of the brand gives a awful taste and smell once it is set which i hate. Luckily i came across this brand Meron on amazon and thought of giving it a go. When i contacted them for the details, I am glad that they were kind enough to send me some samples so i can try them and share it in my blog.
Agar agar powder is way more easy to use than the strips or flakes, since it dissolves easily in liquid. In india finding agar agar powder is really difficult. But i am glad that i found out this brand. It is perfect and works like a charm too. No funky smells is found in this and it makes the pudding set properly and silkily. I strongly recommend their product.
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Their Agar Agar is suitable for Food, Confectionery & Dairy products industries etc. Bacteriological grade suitable for Plant Tissue Culture, Dehydrated Culture media, Microbiology, Dental Castings etc., and Pharmaceutical grade confirming to USP/BP/IP standards with ISO 22000 : 2005 & ISO 9001- 2008 CERTIFICATION & FSSAI Licence.Food grade Agar is used in the manufacture of Confectionery, Jellies, Candies, Ice creams, Sweets industries, Glazing and Icing Coatings, Piping Jellies & many other innovative products. They manufacture food grade agar in Powder & Strips form having gel strength ranging from 700-1000 GM/CM² which is supplied in bulk and retail packing too
Now the fun part. It is contest time. All you have to do is, go to their amazon page. Buy any of their agar agar products and use them to create a innovative and interesting pudding or any recipe which features agar agar. You can send any number of recipes.
Sent them to my email address email@example.com or through facebook
This contest will be live for a month, winners will be chosen at the end of october or november first week and you will be getting a cool prize.
SO HURRY AND FLOOD ME WITH YOUR RECIPE. ALL THE BEST.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Baking Time: 30 mins
Chilling Time : 4 hours
Recipe Source: Gayathri Cookspot
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
For Custard :
Milk – 2 1/2 cups
Sugar – 2/3 cup
Cornflour – 2 tblspn
Agar Agar Powder – 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Preheat oven to 200 degree C.
Take your moulds and put it in a baking pan with high sides. Set aside.
Take sugar and water in a sauce pan for caramel. And heat it, swirl the pan so the sugar melts. Now heat it on high and cook till the sugar darkens and turn into a caramel. Dont stir the pan, swirl the pan.
Now pour this into the waiting moulds and set aside. the caramel will harden.
Now in a pan, take cornflour, sugar, milk and agar agar powder and cook it on medium heat, keep whisking till the mix thickens.
Now take it off the heat and add in vanilla and mix well.
Spoon this over the caramel.
Now pour some hot water into the tray and cover the pan with foil.
Bake this for 30 mins.
Remove it and set aside to cool for 30 mins.
Put this in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
Now run a knife around the sides and unmould it carefully in a plate.
|Take all your ingredients|
|This makes 6 ramekins, but i decided to make one in a square mould|
|Take sugar in a sauce pan|
|simmer till sugar melts|
|now increase the heat and cook till it turns into a caramel|
|it is slowly getting there|
|pour this into the ramekins|
|now set this aside. The caramel will harden once it cools|
|take sugar in a pan|
|add agar agar powder|
|add it in|
|whisk till it is all combined|
|now heat it on low heat|
|the mix will thicken|
|take it off the heat and add in vanilla|
|spoon this over the caramel|
|place this in a baking pan with high sides|
|pour some hot water over it|
|cover the pan with foil|
|bake till done|
|remove and let it cool for 30 mins|
|put it in fridge overnight|
|now run a knife around the sides|