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May 7, 2015

Old-Fashioned Velvet Pudding Cups

These old-fashioned Velvet Pudding cups are silky smooth with a delicious sweet layer between the pudding and the meringue ~ Quick to make and can be served at room temperature or warm

Old-Fashioned Velvet Pudding Cups always take me back to my earlier years as a kid when I lived with my grandparents.

My granny used to make this fairly often, although I can not remember her making the Velvet Pudding individually. It was always in a big bowl, which might have seemed huge to me at the time, seeing as I was quite young at the time.

These old-fashioned Velvet Pudding cups are silky smooth with a delicious sweet layer between the pudding and the meringue ~ Quick to make and can be served at room temperature or warm

But I am an individual dessert kind of person, and most always would try and work a way into a dessert to make it a serve-per-person. This way I always have enough for everyone in nice, even sizes.

Ever seen when someone tucks into a one bowl dessert or pudding ? Well, I have, and some people just do not get the meaning of "... hey, there are 6 of us for dessert.." Now, without putting out names left right and center, I have come to know when and to whom I would rather serve individual desserts, and know there will still be enough for everyone else.

Back to the old-fashioned Velvet Pudding - this is absolutely fantastic. The texture and even a little of the taste, reminds me of both a custard pie and a creme brulee at the same time. Silky smooth, with a sweet layer between the pudding and the meringue, which makes all the difference in the world. The Apricot Jam definitely balances the flavors wonderfully.

We have the Puddings, warm during Winter or at room temperature during Summer. If you plan on serving the Velvet Pudding at room temperature, you can make the pudding in advance - scoop into individual bowls, or a single bowl - top with the Jam and let stand {not more than 2 hours though} until you are ready to serve. Top with the Egg White, bake a few minutes and leave until cooled. This cooling will be quick as the pudding is only in the oven for a few short minutes.

Old-Fashioned Velvet Pudding Cups

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup Sugar, divided
1/3 cup Flour
1/4 t Salt
1/2 cup Cold Milk

1 1/2 cups Luke Warm Milk
3 Eggs, separated
3 TB Butter
1 t Vanilla Essence
2 TB Smooth Apricot Jam

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F)
2.) In a small bowl, combine half the Sugar, Flour, Salt and Cold Milk - whisk until a smooth paste forms.
3.) Pour the luke warm Milk in a saucepan {if you used the microwave to heat it} - slowly add the Flour paste, whilst stirring continuously - bring to the boil - add a little of the warm Milk mixture to the Egg Yolks and mix well - now add back the Egg Yolk/Milk to the saucepan - keep on stirring to prevent lumps forming - as soon as the mixture starts to boil, remove from the heat.
4.) Stir in the Butter and Vanilla - stir until the Butter has melted - pour into 4 half cup size, heatproof dessert bowls or ramekins {no need to grease}
5.) Add dollops of the Apricot Jam on top of the Pudding.
6.) Beat the Egg Whites until stiff - add the remaining Sugar and beat again, making sure the Egg Whites form stiff peaks - spoon over the Puddings {as much or less as you prefer} - bake 7 - 10 minutes or until the Meringue is golden brown {keep an eye on this, as the Meringue burns very quickly}
7.) Remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes.

Serve as is.

These old-fashioned Velvet Pudding cups are silky smooth with a delicious sweet layer between the pudding and the meringue ~ Quick to make and can be served at room temperature or warm


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By Stephanie Lynn      

13 comments:

  1. Yum! These are so pretty, and I love any dessert that reminds somebody of their grandma! I like the individual size too. Nothing worse than somebody not getting their fair share!

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  2. These look so tasty, old fashioned simple puddings are sometimes just exactly what you want :)

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  3. I like individual size puddings too whether I am eating or serving them! Your Old Fashioned Velvet Pudding Cups look scrumptious, Linda. I love recipes with a history like this!

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  4. Looks so good and I love the topping.

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  5. Linda - these pudding cups are beautiful and look so inviting! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!!

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  6. I am ready to make these! Wow they look great! I love the individual servings and the apricot jam. A very classy looking dessert for a summer party. Thanks Linda!

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  7. Dear Linda, these pudding cups sounds wonderful! What beautiful treat and perfect for summer. xo, Catherine

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  8. Those look like quite the yummy dessert, Linda...craving one now!

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  9. Individual servings make it easier in my house - with two teenagers, that's about the only way I can guarantee everyone gets some dessert sometimes! I'm a big fan of old-fashioned desserts!

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  10. I've not tried this type of pudding before but they look divine! I love single portions too!

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  11. I've never seen anything like this....boy it looks good! I wish you lived closer and would make some for me!

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  12. Never heard of these but they sound interesting! Like the individual cups.

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