If you think about it….why buy packaged pudding mixes? All you are buying is sugar, corn starch and flavorings. Most of the commercial mixes contain artificial flavors and colorings as well….not a bargain when you think about it 🙁
Pudding is easy to master as well and only takes 15 or so minutes to do the kitchen work, then a couple hours in the fridge to set and chill.
I will be posting some of my favorite pudding recipes in the near future 🙂
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 cups 1% dairy milk, divided
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp pure vanilla
In a large heavy saucepan combine the sugar, corn starch and salt. Whisk in 2 cups milk till the mix is combined. Heat over medium heat till 180* (use a thermometer). Pull off the stove, but leave burner on.
Meanwhile, in a heat proof bowl whisk the eggs and the last cup of milk.
Using a ladle, whisk in 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg/milk mix. Add the egg mixture into the saucepan, whisking constantly to combine. Put the pan back on the burner and bring to a boil, whisking noon stop. Let cook for 1 minute.
Remove from the stove and add in the butter, whisking in gently. Add in the vanilla and whisk in.
Ladle into 6 custard cups and refrigerate promptly. Let chill for at least 3 hours.
Makes 6 bowls.