One of my favourite family recipes has to be Pudim de Leite Condensado, which is a Brazilian dessert similar to creme caramel and flan, it so heavenly light. It reminds me of my childhood in Brazil going to my grandmother’s house for Sunday lunch, we would always have a lovely Pudim de Leite Condensado after our family meal.
Pudim de Leite Condensado is so tasty and extremely easy to make, it takes minimum preparation. You can make it the day before you are planning on eating it, so it is a great dessert to serve for friends and family.
Pudim de Leite Condensado Recipe
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 2 cans of milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Melt the sugar in an ovenproof round dish, over low heat, stirring constantly. Make sure that the caramel covers the bottom of the dish.
3. Place the condensed milk into a blender, using the can to measure the milk and add the eggs. Blend until all the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth.
4. Pour the mixture in the dish over the caramel sauce. Place the dish in the oven and cook it in bain-marie by adding the ovenproof round dish in a roasting tin and pouring boiling water half way up the sides of the pudim dish.
5. Bake the dish for around 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the centre of the pudim.
6. Once the dish cools down, put in the fridge for around 8 hours. To serve, carefully run a knife around the edges of the pudim, place a large plate on top of the pudim and turn it upside down.
If you like coconut, you could add desiccated coconut to the mixture and replace one can of milk for one can of coconut milk.
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The campaign donates meals to mothers in Bangladesh, helping them give their unborn children the best start in life. Low birth weight can seriously affect babies’ physical and cognitive development, so vital nutrition is essential from the start. So far, Tilda has donated over one million meals and with your help would like to continue to grow this number.
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