Yield: 4 servings
|2 cups||Nonfat dry milk|
|1 cup||Pudding mix|
|2 cups||Warm water|
|1 tablespoon||Butter or margarine|
|1 \N||Egg; slightly beaten|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
Recipe by: The Cook's Book of Uncommon Recipes - ISBN 0-940367-14-9 To Prepare Mix: Mix all ingredients together. Store in jar with tight lid and use within about 3 months.
To Make Vanilla Pudding: In the top of a double boiler, mix 1 cup pudding mix with 2 cups of warm water. Put over boiling water and cook until thickened stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low under the boiling water. Cover the upper part of the pan and continue cooking for about 10 mins (stir once or twice during this time). Add butter/margarine and stir. Remove from heat. Slowly, in a thin stream, pour half of hot mixture into beaten egg and mix well. Pour egg mixture back into remaining hot pudding mixture, and replace on top of double boiler on the bottom section holding boiling water and cook for another minute.
Cool slightly, stir once or twice, then put plastic wrap down on surface of pudding and chill. Makes 4 servings. (Be sure to use double boiler to cook because cooking over direct heat will cause the pudding to be gummy and not smooth.) Variations Using Pudding Mix: Butterscotch Pudding Mix: Substitute brown sugar for white. Other wise follow directions above.
Chocolate Pudding Mix: Add 3 Tbs. cocoa powder to ingredients for vanilla pudding and make according to directions above.
Rice Pudding using Pudding Mix: Mix 2 cups cooked rice into prepared vanilla pudding. Add some raisins if you like. Dust top with ground nutmeg (freshly grated is best).
Peanut Butter Pudding using Pudding Mix: Mix ⅓ cup peanut butter and ¼ cup chopped peanuts into hot prepared vanilla pudding (you can add some chocolate chips to this when it has cooled).
Coconut, Banana, or Other Fruit Pudding using Pudding Mix: Add ½ to 1 cup fruit to prepared vanilla pudding before chilling.
NOTES : This mix is relatively quick and easy to make. The nice thing about it is that you KNOW what is in it. No fillers or additives
that you can't pronounce; just simple and nutritious.