Darling Dessert

Darling Dessert

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This Pudding is best served chilled with hot toppings. Instead of chilling the pudding can be served hot with hot topping, it tastes equally good. It is quick and easy to prepare and is sure to be a family favourite and a hit at any party or get-together.Chilled or hot this dessert tastes excellent.

Darling Dessert recipe - How to make Darling Dessert

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 serving


For The Pudding
1 cup full fat milk
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup fresh curds (dahi) (prepared with full fat milk)
2 tbsp coconut milk powder (ready available in the market)
1/4 tsp vanilla essence

For The Salty-sweet Caramel Apple Topping
1/2 apple (peeled , cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp condensed milk
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp butter
a pinch of salt
a pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) powder (optional)

For The Garnish
roasted almond slices
a few cherries
a few mint leaves (phudina)

For the pudding

    For the pudding
  1. Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl and mix with a whisk. Pour into 4 ovenproof individual serving bowls ( fill till 3/4th full).
  2. Cover each bowl with aluminum foil. Steam over boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean or alternatively can it in a pre heated oven. Place the bowls on a baking tray filled with some water and bake at 180°c (360°f) for 9 to 10 minutes.

For the salty-sweet caramel apple topping

    For the salty-sweet caramel apple topping
  1. Spread the sugar in a pan and let it cook on a low flame till golden.
  2. Add butter, condensed milk and mix quickly. Add cream and mix well.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. If too thick add little milk or cream. Keep aside. You can reheat at the time of serving.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Chill the pudding for 1-2 hours.
  2. Spoon the hot the salty-sweet caramel apple topping on the chilled Pudding.
  3. Decorate with a roasted almond slices, cherry and mint leaves.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Alternatively you can spoon the salty-sweet caramel apple topping on the hot pudding, decorate and serve hot