Japanese style caramel custard pudding~

Posted on 09/02/2009 by carefreeloner


'ello everyone!!
I've made caramel custard puddings yesterday and have decided to share this recipe with everyone!


Japanese Caramel Custard Pudding

Ingredients (Makes 6)

50g sugar
2 Tablespoons water

Part A
200ml fresh milk
10g sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence

Part B
1 Whole egg
2 egg yolks
30g sugar


· Take out eggs and milk from the fridge to make it room temperature. Lightly grease the pudding moulds. Pre-heat the oven at 150˚C.

· Caramel: Melt sugar in a saucepan until rust brown and bubbling. Immediately pour caramel into the pudding moulds. Caramel may not need to fill the whole bottom surface area of the pudding mould as the caramel will melt after baking. Move FAST as the caramel hardens in the speed of light!

· Custard part A: Heat milk and sugar until sugar melts (No need to boil) and add vanilla essence. Remove from heat and set aside for later use.

· In a mixing bowl, LIGHTLY whisk eggs together with sugar. Then pour in milk in stream, whisk LIGHTLY until well blended. For both steps, make sure no bubbles are present! Bubbles will create “holes” in your puddings.

· Sift the mixture to remove any solidified eggs. Make sure the mixture is around body temperature. If its not, put the mixing bowl in warm water (around 40 - 50˚C) to increase its temperature to body temperature.

· Pour the mixture into the caramel-bottomed pudding moulds. Place moulds in a tray filled with lukewarm water and bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

· Cool the puddings and place it in the fridge overnight before serving.

This was my second attempt because i failed pretty badly for my first. I made "holey" puddings (-.-;)
& I've kinda mixed these 2 recipes together..

Recipe 1
Recipe 2

well, recipe 2 is more detailed than recipe 1 and it helped me to figure out what went wrong during my first attempt!
colourmeshocked 2nd-Sep-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
This looks really yummy (:
Definitely bookmarking to try out next time! Thanks for sharing &hearts
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! & please don't be like me and phail totally in the first attempt.
*shudders at the image of holey puddings*
colourmeshocked 2nd-Sep-2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Haha. I'll try my best in making the puddings hole-free ;D
polly_purebred 2nd-Sep-2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
It looks like flan. I wonder if it tastes similar.
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I've read somewhere that flan is a richer version of this. Otherwise, they taste the same..
But i'm not exactly sure either.. Since i've never tried flan.
(no subject) - Anonymous
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I've read somewhere that some country (I forgot xD) bought the puddings to Japan a loooooong time ago..
xalle 2nd-Sep-2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
*nods* looks like creme caramel to me too.

Still.. it looks gooood *grin*
sunshiny_hilani 3rd-Sep-2009 06:58 am (UTC)
I think another country would claim the rights. Not EXACTLY sure but from the foods that I've sampled from Vietnam and learning about it's Chinese and French heritage, milk is not a common ingredient for foods in quite a few Asian countries. Their creamy things come from coconut milk.
starrlit_eyes 2nd-Sep-2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
The recipe is almost just like flan, except flan uses condensed milk. It looks delicious, though :)
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - Anonymous
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
thank you :D
andalusia_ 2nd-Sep-2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
I love caramel pudding! Cant wait to try this! Thanks for sharing :D
carefreeloner 2nd-Sep-2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I love them too!! Your welcome ;D
pampleemousse 2nd-Sep-2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
it looks really good, was it too eggy? a few japanese custards i've tried had a very eggy taste that over powered the sweetness.
carefreeloner 3rd-Sep-2009 07:03 am (UTC)
It is eggy. My friends all said they tasted like egg tarts. LOL. But the sweetness from the caramel kinda balances out the eggy-ness.
gravitysgone 2nd-Sep-2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
oh, i love it! definitely going to give it a try soon!
carefreeloner 3rd-Sep-2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Do try it! :D
yalingster 30th-Oct-2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
:x I know that this post is really old but it turned up when I googled for japanese custard pudding 8D but I wanted to share another recipe (although i didn't try it) which involves steaming and no condensed milk :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6JZx86OyXM (cookingwithdog)
rachelpage 15th-Jan-2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Um... totally trying this!
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