Recipe by Inge 1505
A typical everyday dessert in Germany. I never knew until I was an adult, that pudding was easy to make from scratch. I like to serve it with fresh seasonal fruit. This is a basic recipe, feel free to experiment with different flavors. - Preparation time is short, but you have to stir the pudding occasionally while cooling, so make it while you are occupied in the kitchen.
Top Review by WSIchef
L~O~V~E~D this recipe!!!!! used powdered sugar (all I had in the house) and a whole cup of whipping cream. The vanilla bean is a must. I will never eat pudding from a box again! A~W~E~S~O~M~E!!!
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 1⁄2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (seeds from 1 vanilla bean)
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream, well chilled
Directions See How It's Made
- Note: I measure the cornstarch out of its box without sifting, leveling the spoons on the side of the box. Lower amount of starch will make a creamy soft pudding, larger amount a firmer pudding.
- In a small pot whisk together egg yolk, 3 tbs of the milk, sugar and cornstarch (and vanilla seeds if using) until smooth. Best use a wire whisk to do so. Add rest of the milk, stir until smooth.
- Put egg milk over medium heat and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil once, remove from heat and let cool. Stir frequently while the pudding is cooling to avoid a skin forming.
- Whip cream until stiff.
- When the pudding is cold fold the whipped cream in with a rubber spatula. Fill in individual serving bowls, layer with fruit salad if you like or serve with a sauce. Will keep in the fridge for 12 hours or more.
- Note: Cooking time is cooling time.