Homemade Vanilla Puddingfrom: Mom aka Ruth Solter
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk (*Just Jenny adding my notes: I only use milk if I am desperate. This really turns out best if you use 1/2 milk and 1/2 heavy cream or even 1/2 and 1/2... the thicker, the better)
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tbs butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in 2 quart saucepan. Combine milk and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Serve with peaches, pinapple, or some other fruit.
(*Just Jenny adding more notes: I put this in the comments, but thought that I would add it here as well. Sometimes if I'm feeling the need for chocolate I just sprinkle in some chocolate chips and swirl them around until they melt. It is divine.
* And how typical of mom. The recipe she gave me only calls for 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 tsp. salt. Obviously it is great either way. But I guess it is a tiny bit better for you with less sugar lol.)