I’m really in the mood for some pudding. I’ve made chocolate pudding before and then there’s also the delicious instant brylépudding that I love. But this time I want to try something new and something easy. As usual when I have no idea what to cook I always turns to this place – NCC Indonesia. It’s a cooking club based in Jakarta, Indonesia and they have a lot of activities, such as cooking course, online events, even food photography class every once in a while. Too bad I’m not in Jakarta any longer because it seems like nice to hang around with the members and learn new stuff. They also posted some of the recipes shared by the members in the website and I’ve tried some of the recipes there and all ended in success. Or at least the flavor fits my palate.
Anyway, they have tons of pudding recipe there and I choose one of the easiest one – Almond Cocktail Pudding. I noticed that this pudding have a lot of names for it, like tofu pudding, cocktail pudding, etc. But I’ll stick to the one that the recipe said to avoid confusion ^__^.
- 7 g Agar-agar powder (I used the 5ml measure cup/spoon, and put 10 ml of agar-agar powder – have no clue in grams)
- 1 l milk
- 250 g sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond essence
- 1 can fruit cocktail
- Cook the milk + agar-agar powder + sugar until boiled while keep it stirred ( I used medium heat all the time).
- Remove from heat, let it be for a while so the steam out. Add the almond essence and mix well.
- Pour the pudding into the cup and let it rest until half stiff.
- Pour 1 teaspoon of fruit cocktail into the cup and keep it refrigerated for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Can make up to 9-10 small cups.
I love this pudding. It’s easy to make and taste sweet, fresh and light. When you eat it with the fruit cocktail.. hmmm… yummy. For the fruit cocktail, you can change it to any can fruit you like or make your own fruit cocktail.
The only problem I had was the almond essence. It was the first time ever I used almond essence, so I really surprised with the strong smell and flavor. OMG.. never thought it would be that bad >__<. And I almost pour 1 TABLEspoon into the pudding because I read the recipe wrong. But since the smell was too much for me, I decided to pour only 1 teaspoon. And thank god for that. Can’t even imagined what would it be if I put 1 tablespoon. It probably went straight to the trash can. For next time, I’ll try adding ½ teaspoon first and see how it taste like. Oh btw, is it normal for the essence to smell that strong?