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Anyone have a favorite recipe for vanilla pudding they'd like to share? The best-looking one I've come up with is from Cook's Illustrated. TIA . . .

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  1. I have a couple of great vanilla pudding recipes----I much prfer homemade pudding to box mixes!

    VANILLA PUDDING
    (no eggs! But richer than you think! And QUICK!)

    INGREDIENTS
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    DIRECTIONS
    1. Blend all dry ingredients in the pot you're going to cook the pudding in. Then slowly whisk in the COLD milk until it's blended. THEN turn on the heat and start cooking!. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into serving dishes. Chill before serving.

    VANILLA PUDDING
    (This one's richer and takes a bit more time and might have to be strained to remove little egg pieces as you pour it into the bowls. But it tastes like 'downtown'!))

    3/4 C sugar
    2 Tbs cornstarch
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 C milk
    2 sllightly beaten egg yolks
    (or one well-beaten egg!)
    2 Tbs BUTTER
    1 tsp vanilla

    In saucepan, blend sugar, cornstarch, and milk. Add cold milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly over medium heat. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
    Stir small amouont of hot mixture into beaten egg; return to hot mixture; cook and stir 2 more minutes. remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Pour into dishes; chill. Serves 4-5.

    Chocolate pudding:
    Increase sugar to 1 C and add two 1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate along with the milk. Really Rich!!! Yummy, too!

    ENJOY these!!