Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I got this out of an old fashioned cookbook from my Great Grandmother, and the description says; "Flummery, Fool, Grunt, Slump, and Buckle were variations of old English puddings made with fruit. They were also common in early America" I will post 3 of the five variations.
- 3 cups milk
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
- Blend cornstarch with a little of the milk, stir into a sauce pan containing the rest of the milk, the sugar, and the salt.
- Bring to a boil and continue cooking over medium heat until mixture becomes thick. (Stir constantly).
- Stir a cup of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolk.Then stir this back into the saucepan.
- Continue cooking 2-3 minutes more.
- Remove pan from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour into serving bowl.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate several hours.
- Arrange sliced berries evenly over top of pudding just before serving.
I love custard & I love pudding. This was sort of a combination of the two. My 5yo dd said,"it tastes like eggmug!!" (eggnog) This was easy & not a long cook time.