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Celebrate the beginning of the pudding season

Modish Living Autumn Puddings

1st October marks the beginning of National Pudding Season. Each week in October we'll be sharing a delicious pudding for you to bake and share with friends and family. A fantastic accompaniment to Sunday lunch, or even as a tasty midweek treat, puddings are bound to cause lots of smiling faces and thanks around the table.

This week we are sharing these delicious, Autumnal Salted Caramel Puddings. 

Ingredients to make 4-8 (depending on the size of your ramekins)

For the salted caramel:

  • 200g sugar
  • 120ml whipping cream, warmed
  • 1/4 tsp fleur de sel sea salt 
  • 30g butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For the puddings:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 35g cornflour
  • 475ml milk
  • 240ml heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 30g butter

To finish:

  • 240ml heavy cream
  • 1tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Toffee pieces

Method

  1. Put the sugar in a large pan at medium heat. Swirl the sugar until it turns a deep amber and is completely dissolved. This will take 7-10 minutes. This burns very easily if not swirled, so don't leave it alone.
  2. Once the caramel appears, add the warmed whipping cream and turn off the flame. Allow for the boiling to settle and then whisk to combine. To this, add the salt and butter. Whisk until smooth and transfer to a glass jug to cool.
  3. In a heat safe mixing bowl, add egg yolks and cornflour and whisk until a smooth paste forms. Set aside. 
  4. In another large pan, add milk, cream and vanilla bean paste (scraped from the bean) and the bean. Simmer until foamy. Drain this creamy mixture through a sieve into a heat safe container to remove any vanilla pod. 
  5. Slowly pour a small amount of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mix and whisk to temper the eggs and stop them scrambling. Continue to add, continuing to whisk until everything is fully combined. 
  6. Transfer into a clean saucepan and heat at medium high, whisking until the mixture has thickened to a light pudding consistency which can be poured. This will happen quickly when it starts to thicken, so be careful. Remove from the head. 
  7. Add butter and whisk until smooth. Then add the caramel and whisk until smooth.
  8. Pour into heat safe ramekins and leave uncovered. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. 
  9. Top puddings with a sprinkle of sea salt, a dollop of whipped cream and some toffee bits.
  10. Get friends and family to join you around your farmhouse kitchen table and ENJOY! 

 

The salted caramel really adds an autumnal feeling to these simple desserts, so when it comes to dressing your table, create a cosy feel. Tea light candle holders with tea lights either with an unscented or a warming smell will add a cosy ambience to the room, especially if they smell of something baked and delicious! You could even go all out and decorate the table with some mini pumpkins and / or pinecones. You could even spray paint them gold or bronze for a bit of a rustic glam look.

Colborn Ladder Decoration Autumn

To boost the feeling of a farmhouse kitchen, try and add rustic pieces which incorporate raw wood and rattan. A small shelf wooden ladder is the perfect space for displaying family photos, cookbooks and trinkets from your travels to make your kitchen or dining room feel more personal. A rattan log holder piled high with fresh wood is another great addition to your room, bringing the outside in and looking super stylish too. 

Will you be trying this pudding recipe? Let us know what you thought of it.

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