Chef's Notes: The recipes are even better if they don't call for exotic ingredients and can be made a day ahead. Midge, a Food52 community member shared this recipe for Burnt Caramel Pudding and it's an ideal dessert to add to your entertaining rotation. 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.