We in Singapore have been living in the smog for the last couple of day. It’s the forest fire in Indonesia that brings the haze. This noon marked the highest of 401 on the PSI. It’s not been easy for me ever since as I am allergic to dust. Sneezing, headache, burning eyes has been keeping me company for the last couple of days. Hope it’s a clear sky soon and we get to see the sun and moon too.
So with the haze, it’s been more in-door and that ended up with me making this delicious Crème caramel, as it is also called. It is so easy to whip up and yes the setting time is a long wait but worth.
The recipe is from Nigella Express.
You need –
- Condensed milk – 400 grams
- Evaporated milk – 350 grams
- Egg – 3
- Sugar – 3/4 cups
- Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
How to –
Pre-heat the oven to 160 C. Boil to 2-3 cups water.
To caramelize the sugar, heat a sauce pan, add the sugar. Stir frequently till the sugar turns to a syrup. Once the syrup starts to turn dark brown turn off the heat (start to look like a maple syrup). Please make sure not to burn. Transfer the caramelized sugar to a oven proof dish. Swirl the dish so the sugar is spread evenly to all sides and well coated. You will need to do this quickly as the caramelized sugar will tend to set very fast. Once done set aside.
|Caramelizing the sugar|
Now in a large mixing bowl, beat the condensed milk, evaporated milk, sugar, essence; beat till the sugar is dissolved. add the beaten egg and continue mixing till everything is well combined.
Pour the mixture on top of the caramelized sugar. Place the dish into a roasting pan and pour hot water till about half and bake for 45-50 mins or till, when a knife is inserted in the middle comes out clean.