Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Not Your Pudding Box Vanilla Pudding

I can never understand why people are making pudding from a box. Really? I can understand brownie mix, cake mix (sometimes...okay, fine! Not really. I hate cake mix from a box.), or the occasional.....emmm.....I give up. I really am a baking snob.
To be fair, homemade vanilla pudding is so easy to throw together that I am finding it really difficult to justify the need of using the box stuff.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding
2 Cups of Whole Milk
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/3 Cup of sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla


1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
2. In a bowl, combine milk and egg yolks. Pour slowly into saucepan, whisking all the while till smooth.

3. Place saucepan on stove and cook over medium heat while whisking continuously till mixture comes to a boil.
4. Remove saucepan from stove. Add in the butter and vanilla. Stir till well combined.
5. Divide pudding into 4 individual pudding cups. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. 


  1. Just finished making this and waiting to chill for 6 hours. Let you know the result tomorrow.

  2. @bigbelly: Tell me how it turns out. I usually serve the vanilla pudding with sliced bananas. They are really good.

  3. Failed liao. I think it is because I used corn flour instead of cornstarch. Haha...