You may find it hard to believe, but I've never made or eaten vanilla pudding before. I can't say why, I just always made chocolate or caramel. It seems that a year ( well, maybe it's a lifetime ) supply of vanilla has inspired me to try something new.
Now that I've made it and ate it - oh, and I I had to wrestle my Mike for the last cup - I ask myself " How is it possible? "
& "How did I manage to survive with out this ?" Vanilla pudding is under rated. It delicious. It definitely rivals creme brulee.
I used a combo of a few different recipes and lucky for me, it turned out creamy and sweet and light.
This is it:
Creamy Vanilla Pudding
In a suacepan over medium heat stir together:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup corm starch
2 cups milk
1 cup light cream
Stir constantly till hot and steamy but don't let it boil - about 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add 1 cup of the hot milk mixture to
2 large eggs, lightly stirred with a fork
Back on the heat, stir egg mixtue back into the milk mixture,
stirring constanly thill thick, about 5 minutes or so.
Remove from heat and add
1 tbsp vanilla
Pour into cups and chill. Garnish with fresh fruit if you like.
A skin forms on the top if you don't cover closely with plastic wrap.
Try it - you'll like it! Honest.
What's your favorite under rated comfort food?