Thursday, March 12, 2009

Butterscotch Pudding

Not to put down Jell-O, because I have always been a huge fan, but do you know how easy it is to make your own pudding? Well I'm here to tell you, it's very easy. I found this recipe in the February 2009 edition of Gourmet magazine and it just sounded so darn enticing, I'd thought I'd give it a whirl.

The pudding took a total of 10 minutes to make and then a couple hours to cool. I had all the simple ingredients available and it turned out amazingly creamy, rich and tasty. So, next time you're in the mood for pudding why don't you skip the cardboard box of powdery stuff and make it from scratch. You'll be glad you did!

Butterscotch Pudding
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extractWhisk together the sugar, salt and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the milk and cream. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking frequently then boil for 1 minute, whisking continuously. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and butter. Pour into a bowl and cover with buttered parchment or wax paper and cool completely. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Makes 4 servings.


KandN said...

One of my all time best childhood memories - eating Mom's warm,made from scratch pudding for dessert . . . mmmmm, dreamy!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Love it! I've been looking for a butterscotch pudding that doesn't have booze in it, and here it is! Not that I don't like cooking with booze-- but, for some reason, I like unadulterated desserts. This is definitely on my dessert planner. Thanks for inspiring me.


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StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your homemade pudding is way better than anything from a box. It looks divine! I love that is pretty quick to whip up too. Well done!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, I lOVE homemade pudding and butterscotch is my husbands favorite! I will have to try this one! YUM!

Bren said...

what kind of vanilla extract is that you're using. said...

Bren, I use Nielsen-Massey vanilla which is an excellent brand.