Salted caramel budino with hazelnut praline

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Devan

Devan

“A rich and creamy Italian dessert, budino is a treat for more than one reason. It usually includes a few different components and therefore takes some time to both prepare and clean up after—but don’t let that scare you off. Set aside some time and prepare it for a special evening or celebration. If you find the pudding isn’t smooth enough, run it through the sieve again.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
50
min.
Preparation
10
min.
Baking
135
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
100 g hazelnuts
150 g sugar
420 ml heavy cream
90 g unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1¼ tsp salt
240 ml whole milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
50 g brown sugar
60 ml water
egg
egg yolks
3 tbsp starch
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • saucepan
  • bowl (small)
  • food processor
  • liquid measuring cup
  • pot (large)
  • whisk
  • 2 bowls
  • fine sieve
  • plastic wrap
  • oven
  • baking sheet
  • frying pan
  • parchment paper

Nutrition per serving

Cal
843
Protein
12g
Fat
62g
Carb
59g

Step 1/7

In a pot, add some of the sugar and let melt and caramelize, swirling the pan as needed. When it has reached an amber color, remove from the heat. Slowly add some of the room temperature heavy cream, swirling the pan until the cream is totally combined. Remove from heat and swirl in some of the butter and sea salt. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to cool.
  • 50 sugar
  • 60 ml heavy cream
  • 30 unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • saucepan
  • bowl (small)

In a pot, add some of the sugar and let melt and caramelize, swirling the pan as needed. When it has reached an amber color, remove from the heat. Slowly add some of the room temperature heavy cream, swirling the pan until the cream is totally combined. Remove from heat and swirl in some of the butter and sea salt. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to cool.

Step 2/7

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a small saucepan. Add some of the hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse until finely ground, add the cocoa powder and pulse once more to combine. Set some aside for garnish then mix the remaining in a small bowl with some of the salt and melted butter.
  • 50 hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 60 unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • saucepan
  • food processor
  • bowl (small)

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a small saucepan. Add some of the hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse until finely ground, add the cocoa powder and pulse once more to combine. Set some aside for garnish then mix the remaining in a small bowl with some of the salt and melted butter.

Step 3/7

Divide the crust mixture evenly among four serving glasses and press or spread the crust into an even layer in the bottom. Transfer to the fridge until assembly.

Divide the crust mixture evenly among four serving glasses and press or spread the crust into an even layer in the bottom. Transfer to the fridge until assembly.

Step 4/7

In a liquid measuring cup, combine remaining heavy cream and while milk. In a pot, add maple syrup, brown sugar, water, and remaining salt and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 8 min. or until caramelized. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in heavy cream-milk mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, egg yolks, and starch. While whisking, slowly add maple syrup-cream mixture to the egg-cornstarch mixture. Transfer the pudding back to the pot and set over medium heat, whisking constantly until a thick pudding forms, approx. 5 min. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap (pressing the plastic directly onto the pudding to stop a skin from forming) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 360 ml heavy cream
  • 240 ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50 brown sugar
  • 60 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp starch
  • liquid measuring cup
  • pot (large)
  • whisk
  • 2 bowls
  • fine sieve
  • plastic wrap

In a liquid measuring cup, combine remaining heavy cream and while milk. In a pot, add maple syrup, brown sugar, water, and remaining salt and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 8 min. or until caramelized. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in heavy cream-milk mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, egg yolks, and starch. While whisking, slowly add maple syrup-cream mixture to the egg-cornstarch mixture. Transfer the pudding back to the pot and set over medium heat, whisking constantly until a thick pudding forms, approx. 5 min. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap (pressing the plastic directly onto the pudding to stop a skin from forming) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 5/7

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Toast remaining hazelnuts on a baking sheet at for approx. 10 min. or until golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven.
  • 50 hazelnuts
  • oven
  • baking sheet

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Toast remaining hazelnuts on a baking sheet at for approx. 10 min. or until golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven.

Step 6/7

Add remaining sugar to a frying pan over medium heat. Swirl occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and deep amber in color, approx. 8 min. Add the toasted hazelnuts to the sugar, stir and transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Set the hazelnut praline aside to harden, approx. 15 min. Once cooled, break into small chunks.
  • 100 sugar
  • frying pan
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Add remaining sugar to a frying pan over medium heat. Swirl occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and deep amber in color, approx. 8 min. Add the toasted hazelnuts to the sugar, stir and transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Set the hazelnut praline aside to harden, approx. 15 min. Once cooled, break into small chunks.

Step 7/7

To assemble the budinos, divide the cooled pudding among the glasses. Divide the salted caramel among them and spread in an even layer to cover the top. Sprinkle with the reserved hazelnut-cocoa crumbs and the hazelnut praline. Enjoy!

To assemble the budinos, divide the cooled pudding among the glasses. Divide the salted caramel among them and spread in an even layer to cover the top. Sprinkle with the reserved hazelnut-cocoa crumbs and the hazelnut praline. Enjoy!