Saturday, September 24, 2011

salted caramel pudding.

Last night I got home from work and decided I'd make dinner- nothing incredibly fancy, just something good. I settled on lamb chops with pistachio tapenade, swiss chard gratin and cumin roasted carrots. Then for fun I decided to make a caramel pudding.

I am terrible at relaxing.

A few months ago, I went to a concert at the Fox in Oakland with some girlfriends. Before the concert, we all met for dinner at Flora. I ordered their famed caramel pudding for dessert and I can say that it was, hands down, one of the best desserts I've ever had. Ever since, I've dreamt about trying to recreate it (I don't get over to Oakland all that often) and yesterday I decided to try it out.

I got home around 5:30 and decided I'd make the pudding first so that it would have ample time to chill in the refrigerator. I had no idea what I what I was getting myself into.

Making caramel pudding is not fast. I spent the better part of an hour trying to get the caramel to dissolve into the milk and flicking bits of boiling hot caramel all over my kitchen with my whisk.

But eventually it all came together and after dinner we ate bowls of obscenely rich caramel pudding with dollops of barely sweetened whipped cream and pinches of fleur de sel. Totally worth it.

Recipe at Food52


  1. What did you think, did it taste like Flora's?

  2. It wasn't quite as creamy as Flora's...but it was still pretty delicious :)


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