Thatboy loves pudding. Personally, I think it's a weird thing to love, although I should be more specific. Thatboy loves homemade pudding. He doesn't havea thing for jello pudding, instant pudding, or those little snack packs you can buy ready to eat. Really his love comes out every time we see a pudding on dessert menu when we eat out. Despite this small obsession, I have never attempted to make pudding at home. Like I said, it's an eat out kind of thing- he's never requested it. But I decided to try my hand at my own version. Although butterscotch is his favorite, I figured I would start with something easy - a custard. I've made custard before - as a filling for cakes or pies. This went over well, which was no big surprise. It's a baby step to pudding and a surefire way to your loved-one's heart.
6 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups hot milk
1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt in a pan.
- Slowly add the hot milk, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, about 8 minutes, until custard thickens enough to coat a spoon.
- Stir in the vanilla and strain into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.