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Spanish Pudding (Natillas) - Easy Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • - 2 1/4 Cups Organic Milk
  • - 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • - 3 Organic eggs
  • - 1 Vanilla Bean
  • - 1 Cinnamon stick
  • - 3 Lemon Peels
  • - 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • - 4 Galletas Maria


  1. Crack 3 organic eggs into a bowl and beat them, next add 1/3 cup sugar into a cup, then add half of that sugar into the egg mixture and mix it with the eggs until well mixed and set aside
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 1/4 cups of organic milk into the pan, add the rest of the sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 vanilla bean, and 3 lemon peels, gently mix everything together, continue to mix until it starts to lightly boil, then lower the fire to a LOW heat
  3. Grab about 1/3 cup of the hot milk in the pan and start slowing pouring it into the bowl with the eggs while you continue to mix the eggs, this will bring the egg mixture into the same temperature as the milk in the pan, that way the eggs dont curdle when you add them into the hot pan
  4. Before adding the egg mixture into the pan, remove the cinnamon stick, vanilla bean and the lemon peels
  5. Start slowly pouring in the egg mixture into the pan while you continue to whisk the milk in the pan, once all the egg mixture is in the pan, continue to whisk without stopping for about 3 to 4 minutes, until you form a creamy texture, then turn off the heat and continue to whisk for another minute
  6. Transfer the creamy mixture into 3 seperate small bowls, then sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top and add one galleta Maria on top
  7. Cover each bowl with seran wrap and add to the fridge for at least 2 hours
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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