If you enjoy desserts like caramel custard, then I suggest for today a more refined recipe, I'd say its more elegant 'sister' - Creme Brulee. It's very stylish yet easy to cook, with only a few details that might scare you a little, but not too much.
Creme Brulee is a fine custard, with a crunchy crust on top made of sugar burned over a burner or a grill. The contrast between the refreshing/soft cream and the crackly layer ensures the element of surprise and the originality of this dessert.
I've been stuck for many years because of this crusty exterior, actually because of the kitchen or flambe burner, an accessory used to flambe different things in the kitchen. It's not so easy to find in a shop, but you can find it online at different prices. Mine is basic and cheap, but it does its job. Or, you could try caramelizing the sugar over a strong grill - the oven grill or the microwave. It has to be a quick process, so that the cream doesn't get to heat, only the sugar.
I'm thinking of another simpler way - spread over some coarse brown sugar right before you eat it. It will still be crunchy and won't melt if you serve it right away. This wouldn't require burning the sugar when you really want to try Creme Brulee, but you don't have the necessary tools.