If you read my blog you know that I do not believe in posting food that doesn’t look yummy.  Some food just doesn’t photograph well…..I think pudding is one of them.  So, in your mind just envision a yummy bowl of pudding pictured below. 

Now you might think this is weird but I like to eat the pudding fresh off the stove, when it’s still hot.  It is so good.  My husband thought that was strange until he tried it and now he’s a believer too. If you haven’t tried this yourself, here’s your chance.

1 3/4 cup milk, scalded, cooled slightly

2/3 cup brown sugar OR sucanat
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons butter

In a medium saucepan, scald your milk (bring almost to boiling, if you get little yuckies on top strain that off), cool slightly.

In a bowl put brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, eggs.  Mix well.  Add a bit of the milk to eggs and stir so the milk doesn’t cook the eggs (tempering).  Once eggs are tempered add mixture to saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until the pudding begins to thicken.  Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter.

Serve immediately and store the rest (if there is any) in the fridge.  Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and make sure the plastic wrap touches the pudding or else it will get a yucky skin on the top of the pudding.