Salted Caramel Pudding
The quintessential simple dessert gets an elegant makeover.
Heat oven to 300°.
Heat milk, cream and vanilla on stovetop until simmering. Separately, cook 1/3 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp water over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then over high heat for 6 minutes or until liquid turns dark golden brown. Remove from heat; stir in milk mixture and salt. Cool 10 minutes.
Whisk together yolks and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk half of caramel mixture into yolks, then whisk the yolk mixture back into remaining caramel. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
Divide pudding between 4 ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish; carefully pour water into dish until it reaches halfway up sides of ramekins.
Bake for about 1 hour or until set. Refrigerate until chilled.