How to make a delicious Pudim de Leite / Caramelo (Milk or Caramel Pudding)

One of the most traditional brazilian dessert recipes, the Pudim de Leite is present in almost every dessert table. It’s very easy to prepare it!!

Here are the steps:

PORTUGUESE ENGLISH
Ingredientes: Ingredients:
A. Calda de caramelo: A. Caramel sauce:
1 ½ xícara de açúcar 1 ½  cups of sugar
2 xícaras de água 2 cups of water
A. Pudim: A. Pudding:
1 lata de leite condensado 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 lata de leite (use a lata do leite condensado para medir o leite) 1 can of milk (use the can from the condensed milk to measure the milk)
4-5 ovos 4-5 eggs
Modo de fazer: Preparation:
A. Calda de caramelo: A. Caramel sauce:
1. Derreta o açúcar (em fogo baixo) numa panela. 1. Melt the sugar (over low heat) in a pan. 
2. Adicione a água e deixe ferver até ficar com a consistência de caramelo. 2. Add the water and bring to a boil until it forms a caramel syrup.
3. Despeje o caramelo na fôrma e esparrame o caramelo virando a fôrma de todos os lados. 3. Pour the caramel into the mold and spread it by rotating the mold.
B. Pudim: B. Pudding:
1. Bata todos os ingredientes no liquidificador. 1. Blend all the ingredients in the blender.
2. Despeje a mistura numa fôrma de pudim caramelizada. 2. Pour the mixture in a caramelised pudding mold.  
3. Leve o pudim para assar em banho-maria (160-180°C) por 1 hora -1 hora e meia ou até o pudim ficar firme. 3. Bake the pudding in a water bath (330-350F) for 1 hour – 1 ½ hour or until the pudding is firm.
4. Deixe o pudim esfriar bem e coloque o pudim na geladeira. 4. Let the pudding cool down completely and put the pudding in the fridge.
5. Desenforme o pudim quando estiver bem gelado e sirva. 5. Remove the pudding from the mold when it is really cold and serve.

Remarks:

  • In Brazil, “pudim de leite” is also known as “pudim de leite condensado”,  “pudim de leite moça” or “”pudim de caramelo”.
  • You can either use a medium size mold or small molds. If you use small molds, the baking time will be shorter.
  • You don’t need a steam pudding mold. A regular pudding mold is also okay. Put the pudding mold in a baking dish filled with water.
  • There is no need to cover the mold with a lid as long you bake the pudding under low/medium heat.
  • When you make the caramel, rotate the pan and don’t let the sugar burn too much, otherwise the sauce will be bitter.
  • You can find sweetened condensed milk in Brazilian supermarkets, in Asian grocery stores and in deli shops. If you can’t find it, you can use evaporated milk (unsweetened condensed milk) and add sugar (6-8 tablespoons) to taste.

Recipe Recommendation: 10 !

extracted from: http://www.sonia-portuguese.com/recipes/cooking.htm

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