|Dulce de Leche Croissant pudding anyone?|
Can I just say how excited I am about this recipe? Yeah like so excited I am jumping up and down as I type this and even a variance in my forecast is not really affecting me. I would not say that I am good at developing my own recipes so I am quite excited that I even thought of this. This was inspired from Nigella's caramel croissant pudding from Nigella's Express. I started to have an obsession with dulce de leche as I wanted to use the ice cream maker to make them. It also seems to be everywhere when I look, it's on Twitter.. oh look I made Dulce de leche. I also have a few South American colleagues and one who is Argentinian gave us some when her parents came to visit. Now this is a 2 step process so when you have some free time while watching Revenge you prep the Dulce first.I will share how I made it which is different from the boil the can method.
I did the oven baking method. Open the tin of condensed milk and pause to praise the existence of this amazing ingredient. Everyone join in ... Condensed milk is the most amazing thing ever canned. Pour into a pie plate like one I have above and sprinkle with some sea salt, cover with foil tightly. Put this pie plate into another oven roasting pan that it fits into. Fill roasting pan (NOT YOUR CONDENSED MILK PLATE!) with boiling water up to half the level of the pie plate. Bake at 180 degrees for about an hour. Check periodically and top with boiling water. Repeat after me: Do not do make this on one of those freaky 10 days over 30 degrees heatwaves.
|PRAISE CONDENSED MILK!|
|SO GOOD I CAN EAT THIS ALL RIGHT NOW|
Now the pudding part and this is also not difficult, I made this up quite quickly. I used stale croissants, cut into half and spread generously with dulce de leche. Tear croissants up and all you need is the custard sauce base for the stale croissants to soak up. The possibilities here are endless. I could have added chocolate (yum) or I could also have sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on the top. But I went with the basic this time.
|Soak up the goodness|
Dulce de Leche
1 tin of condensed milk
Add: Some patience to wait it out
2 Bakers Delight Croissants leave it overnight as you want them stale
Dulce de Leche you have prepared
1/2 cup milk (125ml)
1/2 cup cream (125ml)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs, beaten
Cut croissants into half, spread generously with Dulce de Leche goodness. Tear into pieces in an oven proof bowl.
Prepare custard by warming milk and cream with sugar until it was melted. I did not wait for this to boil. You just want the sugar to be melted into the custard base. Turn the heat off and add your beaten eggs and whisk together with your cream mixture quickly. Pour over prepared croissants and prepare to be hit with yummy caramel smells.
Bake for 15-20mins in 180degree oven until golden brown.
Resist urge to eat all of it in one go. Let me know what you think of my recipe!