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Thursday, November 19, 2009



Is there any one who doesn't love a bowl of cold, creamy pudding? Not at my house, I tell you! It doesn't really matter what flavor, they love it all. Last week I wanted something sweet and homey for dessert and decided to make it a double header -- chocolate and tapioca. My kids love homemade chocolate pudding, and so does Doug. And I love tapioca pudding (and so does Doug!). If you make cooked pudding from the box, I encourage you to cross over to the homemade side. It takes almost the same amount of time and the difference is tremendous. I promise if you try it, you'll never go back!

Chocolate Pudding

1/2 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
pinch salt
2 c. milks (I use 2%)
2 egg yolks
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped roughly
1 T. butter
1 t. vanilla

In a medium saucepan, measure sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk together. Gradually stir in milk and egg yolks; whisk together. Stir in chocolate. Heat over medium, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla and stir until smooth and butter is melted. Spoon pudding into small bowls, or one large bowl. Cover with wax paper to avoid having a skin form (although we like the skin). Chill for about two hours, or until completely set.

Tapioca Pudding

⅓ c. sugar
3 T. minute tapioca
2 ¾ c. milk
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla

Mix together everything but the vanilla and let stand for 5 minutes. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly so the milk won't scorch the bottom. Bring to a full boil, then remove from the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla.

Let the pudding for 20 minutes, then stir. Spoon into bowls and refrigerate for an hour or more, unless you like it warm.


Amy Caroline said...

You know I love warm pudding! It is such a comfort! I realized not too long ago that it is not more work to make it homemade than the cook and serve type of pudding. That was so annoying, lol, considering all the boxes I have of the stuff!

Barb, I just love this blog, you inspire me so much!

Amy Caroline said...

Just wanted to let you know our chocolate pudding is cooling in the fridge now! I think i might have used too much chocolate though.... lol...

scmom (Barbara) said...

Amy Caroline...there is no such thing as too much chocolate! ;-)