Sadly I din't have my digicam with me...so a picture from the internet will have to suffice. However...the point is, caramel pudding is simply delicious, an alltime favourite of many and you don't need any of those instant pudding mixes at all. All you need is:
For the pudding:
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp custard powder
- 4 tbsp sugar
- vanilla essence - a drop
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp water, lukewarm
Now, for the caramel. This might be the only tricky part. Take an aluminum vessel, and add sugar in it. Sprinkle some water in it and heat very patiently up to 10 minutes on low flame. When it reaches the melting point, the sugar will slowly turn an amber color and a texture like honey. As soon as this happens, wait till the sides of the pot are covered with this liquid and turn off the heat. Stay clear (it might sputter) and quickly add 2 tsp of water into this and stir to remove any lumps. Your caramel is ready.
Pour the caramel in a dish. Turn pudding upside down into this dish and serve cold.
P.S: Making caramel for the first time was the most exciting part of the whole process. It was simply thrilling to watch sugar crystals melt into this beautiful liquid.