Vanilla Custard Pudding

  This is simple to make, inexpensive, and so much better than the stuff, (I hesitate to call it pudding) that you can buy ready made at the store. The boxes of pudding that you buy and then cook are better, but why not make your own if you have to cook it anyway.
  I have and still do use instant pudding in the box when I need some pudding in a hurry and it isn’t bad, but after trying this, I think most of you will agree it is so easy to do, tastes so much better and makes just the right amount. Double the recipe if you are feeding another one or two, or just want larger servings.
  It can be used for banana pudding by adding sliced bananas and maybe some whipping cream on the top. Line the dish with vanilla wafers for a true Southern take on Banana Pudding.
Vanilla Custard Pudding
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten with a fork
1 ½ teaspoon butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
  Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to boil; boil gently 1 minute. Slowly pour at least half of hot mixture into egg yolk; stirring constantly. Pour into remaining hot mixture in saucepan; return to heat and boil gently 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Cool, stirring occasionally to keep skin from forming. Chill in refrigerator. 2 servings
Chocolate Custard Pudding
  Make Vanilla Pudding (above)--except add 2 tablespoons more sugar with 1 square unsweetened chocolate (1 ounce) cut up, with the milk

1 comment:

  1. First apple crisp. Now, custard pudding.

    I'm dyin' here, Myrna. I have no business visiting your and Sue's blog at this time of morning...

    Your recipe is very similar to the one I made for my sons and continue to make for my sweetie pie. I've doubled and tripled it to accommodate family requests for it at gatherings. I've made it with and without the egg yolks, but it really does taste better with the yolks.

    Have you ever tried mixing a little peanutbutter and powdered sugar together until the mixture is crumbly, but not dry, and putting it on top of your pudding?

    Good stuff.

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