Thursday, December 23, 2010

Steamed Vanila Custard Pudding and *****Merry Christmas to all***********


Al purpose flour: 1 cup
Powdered Sugar: 3/4 cup
Egg: 2
Butter: 1/4 cup
Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Lemon zest: 2 tsp
Lemon juice: 2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Vanila Essence: 1 tsp
Milk: 1/4 cup

Sieve al purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together and keep aside. Beat butter and sugar till fluffy, add egg to the mixture and beat well. Add flour little by little to this and mix well. Add enough milk to give the batter a dropping consistency. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and vanila essence to this and mix well. Grease aluminium dish with a little butter and pour the mixture into the mould. Cover it with aluminium foil paper. Tie the aluminium foil covering with string. Place the dish on a steamer/ appachembu. Reduce the flame to low, cover and steam cook for about 30-40 minutes. Check whether the pudding is done by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean, pudding is ready otherwise steam for another 10-15 minutes or pudding is done. Allow it to cool. Serve with custard sauce.

Custard Sauce:

Milk: 2 1/2 cup
Corn flour: 2 tbsp
Egg: 1
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Milk: 2 tbsp

Mix 2 tbsp milk and cornflour, add beaten egg into this, beat until smooth and keep aside. In a deep bottom pan, pour milk and sugar, allow it to boil. Remove from fire. Pour the cornflour mixture into this and mix well. Transfer the pan again to stove, reduce the flame to low. Stirring continously for 10-15 minutes or till the custard thickens (do not allow custard to boil). Allow the mixture to cool and keep it in fridge.