Saturday, January 31, 2009

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

This is a yummy homemade pudding that I had growing up. You are supposed to let it cool in the fridge, but we always ate it warm.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

from: 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.)


Alissa said...

how did you get mom to give you that recipe? she keeps telling me its just the one in my cookbook!

we had this last sunday.

Rebekah said...

The recipe Mom gave me was from a really old cookbook, at least that's what it looked like when she scanned it in and emailed it to me because the font was really weird and old looking.

And I got this recipe from her about 4 1/2 years ago.

Jenny said...

I had this same post set to post next week, but the recipe I have from mom is ever so slightly different. Lol...that's mom for you.

Jenny said...

Also, sometimes I stir some chocolate chips into it if I'm feeling the chocolate.