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!
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.