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Thursday, August 1, 2013

House Foods Caramel Pudding (Purin L)

I need not remind you about my love for Daiso and instant mix food (although, yes, they're processed). The last time I bought a black sesame pudding from House Foods (also at Daiso), so this time I'm trying out the caramel pudding / custard pudding / creme caramel (so many names for one simple pudding...)

House Foods Pudding L with caramel syrup powder.
Again, all the instructions are in Japanese. In the box, you will find two sachets - the pudding mix, and the caramel syrup mix. This is a no-egg product - it uses gelatin to achieve the jiggly texture. One box of product will make 4x100ml puddings (plus the syrup).

The sachet of caramel syrup powder. 1 cup of water is usually 200ml for Japanese recipes.
Directions (rough translation from the package):
  1. Mix 400ml of milk (whole milk for best texture) and the pudding mix in a pot. Heat on medium heat until boiling, then reduce to low heat and simmer for about a minute.
  2. Divide the hot mixture into cups/molds and let stand to cool before refrigerating for at least 1 hour before serving (relies on gelatin for the jiggly texture).
  3. For the caramel syrup, mix the powder with 1 cup (around 200ml, I tried 250ml and it was too thin) of warm water and chill before serving on top of pudding.
Strained the mixture this time so that it didn't have ghastly-looking surfaces =P
I coated the inner surface of the glasses with a bit of vegetable oil spread (too lazy to look for the butter in the fridge), and when it came to unmolding, just run a toothpick along the outer edge of the pudding, invert the glass onto a plate, and holding the glass in place, shake gently until the pudding falls onto the plate.

Final product with the sauce~
I used glasses instead of teacups this time, and I used a pouring jug instead of just splashing everything everywhere, so the pudding came out quite smooth. The only fail was the caramel, which was basically caramel-flavored water.

There's also a suggested recipe for a fruit gratin using the packet of pudding mix along with the instructions at the back of the box.

  1. Mix 1 sachet of pudding mix with 200ml of milk and heat over medium heat. Once it boils, switch to low heat and cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat. Add 2 eggs and mix well.
  2. In a heat-proof container/dish, arrange the desired fruits and pour in the liquid mixture. Cook in a preheated 1000 watt oven for about 5 minutes (I tried to translate it, what came out was "one star oven", I think it means microwave oven, but I can't be sure =/ ).


  1. Thanks a lot for the translation, i really needed it so, thank u. ;)

  2. Replies
    1. The pudding mix itself contains gelatin, so you don't need to add more to it :)

  3. Hey, I feel like this is important to mention but it says on the box only to mix one tablespoon of water into the syrup. Not one cup.