I was going through my cookbooks and all the recipes I've printed off in the last few years over the weekend. I have a whole bunch of print outs from Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, and Tasty Kitchen. I love Tasty Kitchen! It's where I first discovered food bloggers. I know there are other sites that people can upload recipes to that came first, but I think this one was more functional to me to save recipes--oh this site is another medium that's keeping recipes I could purge. And it's pretty. I do not submit my recipes here. It's just a site I used to hoard them, like pinterest...another site that has allowed me to collect hundreds of recipes I may never make.
So I was going through my recipes and saw this one from Smitten Kitchen, and I thought, "How divine. Vanilla pudding. Yes. I will make this. Check! Then I can throw this recipe away." (the print out)
Also, I forgot to tell you all about my new update to the blog. I finally added a print button! Yippee! You can print as much as like or don't like on the blog...It's down there at the bottom in blue.
The recipe states it makes 6 half cup servings, but I only had four cute bowls that matched so I made 4 generous servings.
- 2 2/3 cup whole milk, divided
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ Tbsp vanilla bean paste, found here
- ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
Bring 2 cups of milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. While it is heating, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in bowl of kitchenaid mixer. Gradually whisk in remaining 2/3 cup of whole milk, a little at a time so lumps don’t form, then whisk in egg. Once milk is boiling, very gradually ad it to the cornstarch mixture in the bowl, whisking the whole time.
Return the mixture back to the saucepan, stirring constantly with a silicon spatula or wooden spoon. Once it come to a simmer cook it for one minute longer (to cook the egg and cornstarch). Stir in vanilla bean past and extract. Divide pudding into 6 dishes (1/2 cup each). Place plastic wrap on top of each and press to the surface to prevent layer of skin. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 2 hours.
Source: Smitten Ki