Light, smooth, creamy and sweet - custard pudding is a perfect dessert to follow dinner for times when you find yourself craving something a little extra, or just as a snack! It is a delicious light treat that can be made at home with just a handful of ingredients you would normally have in your pantry and offer satisfaction to the sweet tooth that many of us possess.
This recipe was primarily inspired by "Purin" (or pudding), a packaged crème caramel aka custard pudding that you can find in convenient stores in Japan. This recipe makes pudding that is similar in texture, soft and sweet, but not as rich and filling to the palate. I have provided instructions for both steaming or baking the pudding, whichever you prefer. If you are planning to bake it, remember to preheat your oven first before starting the recipe! Enjoy!
Purin - Easy Japanese Custard Pudding Recipe
(makes 4 puddings)
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 17-20 min (steamer) or 40-45 min (oven)
4 tbsp Sugar
3 tbsp Hot Water
1 cup Milk (Soy or Almond Milk can be used in place of regular Milk)
5 tbsp Sugar
4 Pudding Molds (Small Ramekins or Oven-safe Cups can work too), rubbed with Unsalted Butter or Canola Oil
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