Was looking for a quick and easy substitute for boxed vanilla pudding, and found it. I added a generous dash of cinnamon, mixed dry ingredients first, and stirred constantly until it just reached a boil. (Is quite thick at this stage, just like the boxed stuff.) I also added egg yolks, to enrich not thicken, as the mixture bacame 'hot'. I’d have added them sooner, but I didn’t have a chance. As soon as it reached 'boiling' I pulled from heat and added vanilla and let it cool. I like 'skin', so I don't put plastic wrap on surface of pudding. Some say with these types of puddings that they are 'creamier' if you do the plastic wrap or stirring-as-they-cool thing, and are 'firmer' if you just let 'em cool until thoroughly 'set', but I've found if they are a bit too firm or 'lumpy', just stirring them before serving smoothes things out quite a bit. Very good-better than boxed, as you'd expect. Boyfriend liked it and he says he doesn't often like pudding (smile).
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Was looking for a quick and easy substitute for boxed vanilla pudding, and found it. I added a...