Chef's Notes: Great holiday entertaining recipes are even better if they can be made a day ahead. Midge, a Food52 community member, shared this recipe for Burnt Caramel Pudding: the complex depth of the deeply toasted, almost burnt caramel and the richness of real vanilla bean infuse a dessert that's creamy and easy to make. Add a dollop of whipped cream or sweetened mascarpone, and it's dressed up for a dinner party.