What with Max’s recent illness and all, he lost some weight. So, in an effort to fatten him back up (and because I like desserts) I made pudding. From scratch. For the first time. And it was awesome.
I used the Best Ever Pastry Cookbook’s recipe for chocolate/vanilla/coffee layered pudding. Instead of making three different flavors in three separate batches, I just made all of it at once and flavored it with almond extract and chocolate chips. <homina, homina> That’s a sexy pudding, right there. I used whole milk, and it calls for three egg yolks, and almost a stick of butter. I stirred in chocolate chips while it was still hot so they got all melty and wonderful...
I didn’t realize how pudding works when you cook it. I knew in theory, but it’s one thing to know the theory, and it’s a whole other thing to watch the pudding set as you’re whisking. Like set in 5 seconds flat. I put it all in a bread loaf pan (yeah, the photo is after we ate some so it’s not that pretty) and portioned it out in pretty bowls for consumption. It looked awfully fancy.
|the not-fancy look|
Besides a good source of calories for the youngin, it’s really sugary. It wasn’t such a good idea to give this to Max for dessert after dinner, since he ended up getting a sugar rush and stayed up too late. <sigh> And it gave me a stomach ache since I helped him eat the rest of his portion as well as my own. But it was worth it.
So. Worth. It.