Thursday, July 29, 2010

Spanish Caramel Custard

When i think of Spain the first thing which comes to my mind would be saffron , now may be  FIFA. Saffron not only gives a nice golden yellow colour, it also gives a wonderful aroma . Saffron is not only used widely in Spain it's also widely used in Iranian, Indian, Arab and Turkish. In Indian cuisine saffron is commonly used in sweets for it's colour and aroma but in Iranian, Spain and Arab food they use  for rice and other meat dish also.

Saffron comes  from the stigma of the flower  Saffron Crocus. Saffron is also one of the most expensive spices.
To have a detailed study about the saffron click here.
In this traditional Spanish Caramel Custard i have used orange zest and saffron as flavouring but you can also replace it with just vanilla or cardamom.
Serves 4
Ingredients:
Whole Milk- 4oo ml
Eggs- 2
Cornflour- 1 tsp
Grated orange zest- 1/2 tsp
Saffron- 1/4 tsp soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk
Agave syrup- 4 tbsp or Sugar- 100 g
For The Caramel
Granulated Sugar- 100g
Water- 3 tbsp
Orange juice- 1/2 tbsp
Method:
Beat together the eggs, cornflour and agave syrup. Bring the milk, orange zest and saffron to boil just under boiling point. Pour the milk slowly into the egg mixture whisking continuously. Return the mixture to the pan again and bring it to heat, stirring continuously under medium to low heat until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Remove it from heat, cover the top of the mixture with a cling film and let it cool down.
To prepare the caramel mix the water and sugar together in a pan and bring it to heat. Keep the flame in low until the sugar is completely dissolved in water. Once the sugar is dissolved bring it boil, when the sugar turns golden caramel in colour immediately take it off from heat and add the orange juice to stop cooking.
Take four ramekins and quickly pour the caramel in the four ramekins and swirl it around.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Pour the custard mixture into the caramel coated ramekins. Bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the custard is completely set.
Let it cool down before you serve.
This recipe goes to A.W.E.D Spain hosted by Priya Mitharwal originally started by DK of Chef in you and  Cold Dessert hosted by Torview. This recipe also goes to Versatile Kitchen Bake- Off Event.

48 comments:

aipi said...

I don't particularly have a sweet tooth but my hubby loves these... I can see that your version is especially very well made... very nice caramel color... love the click.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

that simply looks wonderful and mouth watering. Wow, I love caramel custard and you have done it, i mean nailed it :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

thts truly tempting dish dear.....looks mindblowing n amazingly delicious.mmm...mmm

Satya said...

delicious caramel custard ...looks so awesome ...lovely presentation ayeesha ...drooling here ...bookmarked

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Akila said...

Mouth watering custard..... looks delicious and yummy yummyyyyy

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious never had with orange

Suhaina said...

this caramel has many sweet memories. my aunt used to make it when i was a kid... those lovely days.... nothing to bother other than studies..
This was my fav.at that time..
Umm. the caramel custard looks divine... slurp...

Fathima said...

just the perfect caramel custard!

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Custard looks perfect and tempting.
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You can also send this to my Party Treats event in my blog. thanks

Pavithra said...

wow my fav dessert .. hey the header looks good dear.

Nitha said...

My all time favourite...

megha said...

tasty dessert.will try this out.

PranisKitchen said...

ayesha what a n eyecatching pic .. pic itself saying the deliciousness.. so god yarr

Reshmi said...

i love caramalised things....itz color z more good than the name..caramel custard looks sooo delicious...i hve book marked the page..will try it out soon..

Rumana Rawat said...

I love this recipe and i'll definitely try this out:)

Jay said...

Hy Ayeesha,

I can't take my eyes from the click...Simply amazing...!!! Mouth watery recipe dear.

Padhu said...

Looks fantastic and lovely picture.

Krishnaveni said...

that looks so good and yummy

Priya said...

Omg, wat an elegant, droolworthy and tempting dessert..yummmm!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments:-)

Peanutts said...

yumm, love caramel custard but our version is differnt. Looks yumm. have a nice week end

shifa firoz said...

my all time dessert but in a different way.. :) will try this out soon..

An Open Book said...

that is one awesome looking dessert..i love caramel custard in any form

s said...

hmmm this is such a simple yet perfect dessert..love the orange flavor...wonderful!

lecker and yummy recipes said...

looks very beautiful....very well presented too :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

delicious custard looks yummy..gr8 clicks!!

Nandini said...

Wow! That's a nice custard and it's very delicious! Very tempting!

megha said...

i also wanted to ask what is the event all about and the event is juz for the muslims or anybody can do.n what all i hv to do in the event.m really much interested

Preeti said...

Very tempting! I am going to try this soon.

megha said...

also i wanted to ask where do i hv to post the recipes in ur blog kya?or i hv to give u my link on ur blog.n has the event started?n till how long the event isfor.actually m new to blogging now so i ll be needing ur help

Lav said...

wow never tried custards...should start trying from urs.....look simply amazing....very tempting :)


Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Vegetarian Zest said...

Simply yummy!! I have tried making these once...but was a failure. Should try it again?? I'm scared.

Sook said...

Oh the custard looks beautiful with the caramel topping! My husband loves this. I will have to try it.

Raina said...

Your custard looks wonderful. Beautiful picture too. I love custard and am looking forward to try yours:)

BangaloreBaker said...

Custard looks so tempting. Thanks for sending this as an entry.

NIDHYA said...

Mouthwatering and can't take my eyes from the pic. I always drool for custard and its just perfect.

Fajeeda said...

one of our family fav dessert.........superb looking caramel.....love to have it ya.......mmmmmmmm

Indrani said...

This is my favorite custard...looks perfect, dear

Indrani
Recipe Junction(http://riappyayan.blogspot.com)

Sadhana said...

Wow!!! wonderful one dear!!! Pictures are soooooooooooo nice and makes me mouthwatering...

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful custard, too tempting..

Chaitra said...

Wow......very tempting.Would like to try this Caramel custard.Well presented.
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Prats Corner said...

Wow...the custard looks too tempting.Love ur version..Nice clicks..Glad to follow u..

Neetz said...

wow! aweosme ayeehsa.. i simply love ur blog and to tellu the truth.. i keep checking it everyday to find intresting recipes.. i m sure i will tell all my friends to drop at urs :)... i simply admire u dear... :)..

Mary said...

What a beautiful custard. It looks truly tempting and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pari said...

Hi! looks scrumptious and nicely textured.

Hema said...

I did have Saffron from Spain when I was pregnant and was in US.. The custard looks lovely..

MONICA GOMEZ said...

The Flan looks good, but I prefer the more traditional (and simpler) version that contains simply milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla :)

MONICA GOMEZ said...

The Flan looks good, however I prefer the traditional (and simpler) version that contains only milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla :)

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