A creamy and thick banana pudding, sprinkled with a generous serving of sugar, which is then caramelized to create a deep and rich caramel film that makes the notorious shattering sound when broken.
Banana Pudding Brûlée [Vegan, Grain-Free]
- 2 ripe bananas, not over ripe
- 1/4 cup dairy-free milk
- 2 tablespoons cornflour
- 2/3 cup caster sugar, plus more to caramelize
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut cream, refrigerate overnight and only scoop out the solid part at the top
- Pinch turmeric for color (optional)
- Take out 4 small ramekins and set aside. Slice one of the bananas into coins and place 4-5 coins into each ramekin.
- Meanwhile, place the rest of the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend to form a smooth cream.
- Pour into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gently simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, whisking continuously, until it has thickened.
- Evenly pour into the ramekins, smooth the tops and leave to chill for 10 minutes.
- Cover each with cling wrap and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of extra sugar onto each ramekin. Tilt the ramekins to evenly coat the surface.
- Using a hand-held blow torch, torch the tops until they’re brown. If you want an extra crispy layer, repeat this process again. If you don’t own a blow torch, use the grill setting on your oven. Keep a close eye on it though, to avoid any burning.
- Serve immediately.
Caramelize only when ready to serve. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.