Often I get feedback from friends and my readers that they tried out a recipe from the blog and it turned out good , which makes my day !! 🙂 From the feedback I get the Dulce de Leche Pudding recipe is the one that I got the most applauds for ..
Dulce de leche is the name for cooked condensed milk .. Cook the condensed milk in a pressure cooker with the weight on for 45 minutes and you get a thick toffee mixture which is Dulce de leche.. After my first attempt in using the dulce de leche as it is for the pudding, I found it too sweet.. To reduce the sweetness I have added milk and used conrflour to thicken the mixture..
You can cook the condensed milk (which is dulce de leche ) and refrigerate for future use.. That way you can whip up this pudding within 10-15 minutes…
I felt that my previous snaps were not doing justice to this silky delicious pudding..So revamping the Dulce de Leche pudding !! All those who haven’t tried this , go ahead and try this yummy treat !!
I had been thinking of adding recipe cards for sometime now.. Here’s my first attempt at it.. Do you like the design?
Hubby’s aunt (Elemma, as we call her) is a wonderful cook.. Everytime we visit her, I would be curious to see her new dessert preparation… 🙂 ..Once we had a new pudding and I asked her what the ingredient was. She said ‘Condensed milk cooked in pressure cooker’. At first I thought she was pulling my leg, but later found out it was true!!! And I used to call it ‘puzhungiya condensed milk pudding’ 🙂 (steamed condensed milk ) .. After I started blogging, found out there was a technical name for it – Dulce De Leche (hmmm.. sounds more stylish … :))..
The first time I tried the pudding it was way too sweet.. And I hadn’t tried to make it again for a long time.. Recently I thought to try it again by cutting down the sweetness and this time it was a success.. Had made this one during our friends’ visit and yes, it was a hit. My friend Azna, who is an expert cook, has given me the green signal to mention in the blog that she loved the pudding 🙂
So here goes my version of dulce de leche pudding…
- For the First Layer
- Ladyfinger biscuits – 1 pkt (around 15 no.) * You can use Marie Biscuits also
- Water – 1 cup
- Instant coffee powder – 3 tsp
For the Second Layer
- Condensed Milk – 1 tin
- Milk – 3 cup + ½ cup for cornflour mixture
- Powdered sugar – ¾ cup
- Cornflour – ½ cup
- Nestle cream – 1 tin
- Sliced Almonds – 2-3 tsp
- Vanilla essence – a few drops
For the Third Layer
- Whipping cream – 1 sachet
- Milk – ½ cup
- Vanilla essence – a few drops
- Dissolve the instant coffee powder in water
- Dip the ladyfinger biscuits in the coffee mixture one by one and arrange on a pudding dish .(Do not soak the ladyfinger biscuits, else they will be too soggy. If you are using Marie biscuits , you can add a few tsp of sugar to the coffee mixture).
- Keep it the fridge while you prepare the second layer.
- In a pressure cooker ,place the condensed milk and fill water till the can is immersed completely.
- Close the cooker and cook on medium flame with the weight on. After the first whistle, reduce the flame to low and cook for 45 minutes .
- Allow the cooker to cool and then open and take out the can. After the can is cooled well , open it. Voila, the condensed milk has turned to a toffee like semi solid mixture .This is the Dulce de leche…
- In a thick bottom pan, mix together the dulce de leche, 3 cups milk, powdered sugar and nestle cream. Heat this on a medium flame and when it starts to boil , add the cornflour dissolved in ½ cup milk.
- Stir well till you get a thick mixture. Remove from flame , add the sliced almonds and a few drops of vanilla essence.
- Pour this mixture over the biscuit layer. Keep it back to the fridge and allow it to set for atleast 2 hours.
- Using an egg beater ,beat whipping cream powder , milk and vanilla essence till soft peaks form.
- Spread this over the pudding and cool once for atleast 2 hours.
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