You people have been asking for a pudding or custard recipe long enough. I’ve had requests for dairy-free, egg-free crÃ¨me caramel, flan, allergy-free creme brulee, pudding, and custard. And then Flo Makanai at Makanai, Bio, Bon, Simple requested a vanilla pudding or vanilla custard, free not only of the top 8 most common allergens, but also that it be rice-free, potato-free, and corn-free too. This was a challenge, Flo, thanks for making me sweat! Additionally, Flo lives in France, where I don’t believe she can purchase my go-to: Ener-G Egg Replacer. I really had to put on my thinking cap for this one. Allergen-free, vegan, no rice, potato, or corn, international shopping restrictions I didn’t have a clue.
What I did have, however, was a kitchen blow torch. So I decided to commit myself to a CrÃ¨me Brulee, and figure it out as I went along.
The trick, I discovered, to creating an allergen-free vegan, internationally-friendly CrÃ¨me Brulee? Coconut milk for the cream, tapioca starch for the eggs, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a few ramekins. This recipe got a lot of love from my son Lennon, but I may attempt to further perfect the concept in coming blogs perhaps with Flan, so check back to see it in a new incarnation. Read on to make your free-of-almost-everything custard!