Purin (Crème Caramel)

— Chef's Note —

"You're not getting my purin, but I'll give you my sliced radishes tomorrow and the day after that." - Gramps (Gintama, Ep. 225)

Purin is a popular Japanese dessert that often pops up in anime and manga. In Breath of the Wild, you can always make this egg pudding by steaming fresh milk, a bird egg, and cane sugar over a nice fire with a cooking pot. Top with wildberries (raspberries), or garnish with swift violets (viola flowers) to make a dish that'll help you run faster.*

The in-game description says a pudding mold is used. That means Link must be carrying ramekins with him at all times. He had those ramekins before he owned a decent set of pants.

Maybe his dream was always to make egg pudding before rushing to Hyrule Castle. Then, upon seeing Zelda in danger, he would leap into battle and yell, "Don't worry, princess! I have a flan!"

No one blames you, buddy. This stuff is good.

* I'm pretty sure the increased movement speed effect carries over in real life too. I'll need to eat some more to be sure.

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How to Make Purin

— Ingredients —

milk
1 cup milk
eggs
3 eggs
white sugar
3 tbsp white sugar
vanilla
2 tsp vanilla
(pure)
mint
mint
(optional)
raspberries
raspberries
(optional)
viola flowers
viola flowers
(optional)
whipped cream
whipped cream
(optional)
cherries
cherries
(optional)

— Instructions —

  1. Butter 4 ramekins, and prepare caramel sauce (see below).
  2. Carefully pour caramel sauce into the prepared ramekins (evenly).
  3. Boil 1 inch of water in a large skillet (with a lid).
  4. In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk eggs and sugar.
  5. Whisk in milk and vanilla.
  6. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into each ramekin (evenly).
  7. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat to low and gently place the ramekins on the skillet. (Don't let the water boil, as that will create bubbles in the purin.)
  8. Cover the skillet, and steam (about 10 minutes).
  9. Turn off the heat (keep the skillet covered), and continue to steam (10 more minutes). When they are ready, they should jiggle (rather than moving like a liquid).
  10. Let ramekins cool on wire rack. Once they are room temperature, transfer to fridge and chill (about 2-3 hours).
  11. Remove from the ramekins by gently running a knife along the edges (between the custard and the ramekin). Place an overturned plate or bowl on top of the ramekin, and quickly flip over. The purin should slide out (you can tap the bottom of the ramekin to encourage it).
  12. Top with any optional garnishes and serve cold.

How to Make Caramel Sauce

— Ingredients —

water
3 tbsp + 1 1/2 tbsp water
white sugar
1/4 cup white sugar

— Instructions —

  1. In a small saucepan, stir sugar with 3 tablespoons of the water over medium heat.
  2. When the sugar has dissolved, continue to heat until the sugar turns a deep amber color. Swirl the pan a few times during this process to ensure even caramelization. (Caramel that is too dark will be bitter, and caramel that is too light will be too sweet, so it won't contrast with the pudding well.)
  3. Once the mixture is the desired color, carefully (using a long spoon or ladle) add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. The mixture will bubble vigorously, so make sure not to be splashed.
  4. Whisk the mixture, and remove from heat.

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— See Also —

Anpan
Blueshell Escargot
Red Health Potion
Strawberry Milk
Triforce Sugar Cookies

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