Turn an ordinary pudding cup into gourmet crème brûlée with this awesome trick from Japan【Video】

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Genius sweets fan’s technique takes only seconds, requires no special equipment.

While they’re both delicious, ordinary pudding and crème brûlée occupy opposite ends on the scale of dessert elegance. Pudding is a cheap, accessible snack that you can buy ready-made in cans or cups at any grocery store, and is commonly eaten while sitting on your living room sofa. Crème brûlée, meanwhile, is the sort of thing you dine upon while seated at a fine restaurant.

In truth, though, crème brûlée is remarkably similar to normal pudding. Aside from its fancy French name, what makes crème brûlée special is its crisp, caramelized top layer. Cookbooks say to use a blowtorch to create that layer, though, and since most of us don’t have one in our home kitchen, the making of crème brûlée is often left to the professionals.

But Japanese Twitter user @PRpy8veMpF3rf67 has come up with an ingenious way to upgrade your pedestrian pudding cup to luxurious crème brûlée in mere seconds without any sort of specialized equipment.

どうしてもグラニュー糖でやってみたかったこと https://t.co/xJLXQXofLS

推しがしんどい甲羅さん低浮上 (@PRpy8veMpF3rf67) April 17, 2017

First, peel the lid off your pudding cup, and sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of the pudding. Next, turn on your gas range,