Salted Carmel Budino

Source: Rush University Medical Center
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Main Ingredient: Dairy, Chocolate, Eggs
Menu Part: Dessert
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: Six 6-ounce portions or about 18 2-ounce mini portions

Sweeten up your dessert options with this flavorful and delicate dish. 

Ingredients

3 cups whole milk
¼ cup cornstarch
¾ cup brown sugar
5 egg yolks
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup caramel sauce
2 tsp. rum
1 tsp. kosher salt
Salty pretzels, as needed
Dark chocolate, as needed
Whipped cream for assembly
Chocolate sauce or ganache for assembly

Steps

  1. Whisk ½ cup milk and cornstarch together in small bowl.
  2. Heat remaining milk to simmer.
  3. Whisk in brown sugar, temper in yolks and add cornstarch mixture. Heat while whisking, until thick.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in caramel, butter, rum and salt.
  5. Let chill.

Pretzel Brittle

  1. Melt dark chocolate.
  2. Crush salty pretzels.
  3. Stir into melted chocolate.
  4. Spread in thin layer on parchment paper and let set.

Assembly

  1. Pour chocolate sauce or ganache into bottom of glass.
  2. Pipe chilled Budino on top of ganache.
  3. Top with rosette of whipped cream.
  4. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with crushed pretzels and top with piece of pretzel brittle.