Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Basic Vanilla Custard Pudding + another two flavours to cheer me up.

Sometimes in life there are some people who makes your life miserable no matter who they are. Also in our life, we'll be disappointed at things that we'd never expect.
That's the bitterness of life...we must taste it at least once, you can't just walking around without even knowing what kind of flavour bitter is.

Bitterness makes us a better person. Bitterness can teach us about what to do next, it's like planning a war strategy after all. The war with the bitterness itselfs.
I've swallowed bitterness more than i could take, sometimes i failed (and cried a lot and got angry), sometimes i succeed and move to another step, get on with life. All of these lessons makes me grateful, i thank God that i survived, and realized that i actually have an amazing life.

Yeah but sometimes it's okay to punch people who underestimate you in da face hahahahahahaha, no i'm just kidding, i can't even punch someone in the face when i get mad.
So.....finish with my wise words, i'm not really good at it right?
Two days ago i made the most amazing thing in the world to cheer me up from disappointment. I loveeee Vanilla (actually it's like third my most fav.ingredients) and poor me i can't use Vanilla extract in most of my baking activities (alcohol reason). Then i found an instagram account that i told you on my birthday cake post. They sell vanilla bean, real vanilla bean and i loooove it. I used two of the vanilla bean already, and thank God never at once they disappoint me.

I made a vanilla custard pudding, used it as the basic and add some flavours to it, i made two additional flavs. Chocolate and Matcha (so nowadays hehehehehe)!

Let's get started then, remember to write it on your paper and then you must go to your kitchen, get the ingredients (buy it first if you don't have any) and make the recipe with your heart!

Basic Vanilla Custard Pudding : (makes about 4 small bowls)
2 cup of Milk
1/2 cup of sugar plus 2 tablespoon (if you like more sweet)
3 Tbs of Cornstarch
a pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
1 vanilla pod, scrape the beans, you can use 1 Tbs of Vanilla extract/essence if you don't have any.
a knob of unsalted butter.

Directions :

  1. In a sauce pan, whisk together sugar, salt, cornstarch to make sure there are no lumps.
  2. Add the egg yolk and whisk again until combine.
  3. Then turn on the heat, medium heat and gradually add the milk and the vanilla bean, whisk constantly (DO NOT STOP!) until the mixture thickens and is bubbling. It's circa 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and pour mixture through sieve into bowl. Stir in butter  (if you use vanilla extract/essence, add it at this stage with the butter, because if you add it while heating it, the vanilla flavour will disappear) until combined.
  5. Press plastic wrap directly against surface of pudding to prevent skin from forming and refrigerate 3 hours (up to 3 days).
  6. If you want to serve it, make sure you stir it a lil bit and gently with spatula.

If you prefer like warm custard, you can eat it right away, and also if you like it creamier (like i do), you can just regrigerate it for an hour.

So Allysa, how'd you add the flavour to the Basic vanilla custard?

WELL IT'S EASY. I have 2 additional flavours here, Chocolate and Matcha.
If you want to add flavour to your basic custard, right after the butter has melted....take at least a small bowl of the mixture and then add the flavours.

For the chocolate i used 2 tablespoon of Cocoa Powder, shifted and then add to the small bowl, stir until fully combine with spatula.

I added toasted almond dusted some cocoa powder on top.

For the Matcha, i used pure green tea powder that i bought online. I added half tablespoon, shifted, and then add it to the mixture in another small bowl, stir until fully combine with spatula. For the matcha, you can add a drop of green food coloring!

But if you wanted to make a specific flavour, like chocolate without the basic vanilla custard, of course you can!
You just add the flavour directly with the other dry ingredient, for example Chocolate flav. Add the cocoa powder with the cornstarch, sugar, salt.

I bet you can make these sweetness dessert to fight against the bitterness of your life ;)

Sometimes we need an extra weapon to fight right?And guarantee, Custard Pudding is the extra weapon >.<

All pictures taken by Me


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