Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spicy Butterscotch Pudding


I’m just a puddin’ kind of gal. I dare say it is one of my absolute favorite desserts- I love soft mushy puddingy custardy things… I think it stems back to my childhood days when I would steal my little sisters banana strawberry baby food (which I still think is divine, and which I now steal from my own kiddos… but I assure you that that wasn’t my only reason for having another one. :) AND might I add that this is my new favorite pudding. Heavenly! I’m not big on “spicy” but just that slight hint of cayenne is kind of fun… but you can always leave it out, too. Just SOOO good and really easy to make! This one beats that box mix any day!

Spicy Butterscotch Pudding (Melissa d’Arabian from Foodnetwork.com)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper

Whisk together the cornstarch, sugar and salt in a saucepan until smooth. Add the milk and half-and-half and stir to combine. Bring the ingredients to a simmer over medium heat whisking constantly. Cook until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the vanilla, butter cinnamon and cayenne. Pour the pudding into 4 small serving bowls and chill for 1 hour before serving.


jess and seth said...

I don't know where I've failed with my kids, but they don't like pudding, custard, jell-o, or anything else smooth and creamy except for yogurt. I remember being in 2nd grade and knowing how to make a Jell-o Pudding mix. Homemade is my favorite, though, and I think the cayenne would be fun.

you can call me aunt choody said...

Did I miss something? I thought that you just had your 4th baby and you are already blogging. Wow, where are my excuses?