Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Soft Custard

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.

3 eggs
6 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups hot milk
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt in a pan.
  2. Slowly add the hot milk, stirring constantly.  Cook over medium heat, about 8 minutes, until custard thickens enough to coat a spoon.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and strain into a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate.


  1. I have a thing for Jello pudding with animal crackers. Homemade pudding is much better though...

  2. My boy is a big fan of custard pudding too. Does that baby like your creation?

  3. The.Boy looovveesss chocolate pudding.And I loooovveeee vanilla. He got his favorite for V Day so I think I should get my favorite just because. :)

  4. Maybe it's that I'm hungry and looking at blog posts about food...but I really want a bowl of this right now. I think E would love it too (she's not fussy as long as there is sugar involved).