Sherri’s Vanilla Pudding

This is such a simple recipe.  Just put the ingredients together and stir. 

Pudding was something I was unfamiliar with, it isn’t something we had growing up at home, and it was only when I came to Canada that I discovered it.

Allan loves it, so I would “make” it for him, from box mixes.  Then a couple of weeks ago a friend, Sherri, told me that she was making it from scratch to fill some choux pastries.

I had to have the recipe, and this morning I made it for this afternoon.  And the fact it came out of the mold easily and held its shape really pleased me.

Vanilla Pudding

It was really simple to make and tasted great.  Also, I reckon it would be easy to play with the flavour too and make it any flavour I want.

And now, I have visions of it with bananas… in a banana cream pie… soon…

Thanks Sherri!

Sherri’s Vanilla Pudding

• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 1/2 cups milk
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn starch and salt. Add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Add vanilla and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Pour into individual molds rinsed with cold water; chill until firm and unmold.

I discovered it was best to put some plastic wrap over the mold to stop a “skin” from forming.

Since making this I have been given a recipe for Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding, by another friend.  It’s great too!