I've been wanting to make pudding for a while now, but haven't gotten around to doing it. When I saw that forlorn egg yolk in my fridge I quickly googled 'simple pudding recipe' and this one popped up. It was perfect, calling for one egg yolk and just over a cup of milk. Add a little sugar, vanilla and cornstarch and I had the perfect evening snack.
Since I have very little experience with puddings, I really have no idea how this compares with any other pudding out there. It was not very rich since I just used 2% milk and there wasn't much sugar either, but that was perfect for me this time. I wanted something light and simple and that's just what I got. It was a cinch to whip together, and the perfect thing to satisfy my sweet tooth this time.
All you need to start: milk, eggs, sugar,
salt and cornstarch
Whisk a little milk with the egg yolk
Whisking it all together
Covered and ready to chill for a while in the fridge
Grab a spoon and dig in
From Heart of Light
Simple Vanilla Pudding
- 1 1/3 cup milk, divided
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Heat 1 cup of milk in a small saucepan.
Meanwhile, whisk together the extra 1/3 cup milk and the egg yolk.
In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar and salt and then add the milk/egg mixture in a slow stream, whisking so clumps don't form.
Slowly pour the hot milk into the mixture, whisking the entire time.
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook for a few minutes, until thick and bubbling.
Stir in the vanilla and eat warm or let it cool and set up in the fridge.