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Vanilla Pudding

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

The vanilla bean gives us one of the more wonderful flavors to cook with. It lends itself perfectly to simple, easy comfort food like this pudding. It is a perfectly delicious antidote to fatigue...


Ingredients

  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, plus
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Seeds from ½ vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Nutrition Facts

Calories

97 cals

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g

Carbohydrates

14 g

Sugar

9 g

Fiber

0 g

Protein

3 g

Sodium

141 mg

Directions

  1. Bring 2 cups of milk and leftover vanilla bean pod, if using, to a low boil in a saucepan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, vanilla bean seeds (if using extract, add in later), and cornstarch. Very gradually, whisking all the while, add the remaining ½ cup of milk, until smooth.
  3. Whisking continuously, very gradually and slowly add in the warm milk. Return the mixture to the saucepan, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it returns to a low simmer. Stir in the extract if using or discard the vanilla pod.
  4. Pour the mixture into 6 small ramekins or into one dish. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 2 to 4 hours, or overnight.

Chef Tips

Measure the cornstarch carefully. Heaping tablespoons will add more cornstarch than is needed, and make the consistency of the pudding too heavy.
If you do not like pudding skin, lay plastic wrap on top of the pudding before chilling.

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Rated 4 out of 5
December 23, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
October 10, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
November 28, 2020
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