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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Chocolate Pudding Mix from Scratch

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You know, Mother of Rula thinks chocolate pudding is one of the 5 basic food groups. She always has it in little bowls in her fridge — yes she is always prepared. This got me to thinking how much better would this taste if she did not use the store-bought kind, but made it from scratch instead. So I did my research and came up with a recipe from Better than Store Bought to make your own mix and then cook it to order. Bernice, I am bringing some over to your house for a test run!

Ingredients for dry mix
2 1/4 cups instant dry milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt

This makes 4 one cup batches each cup is enough for 4 servings. Just whisk it all together in a bowl and divide it equally into 4 zip lock bags. This will keep for months stored in a closed container at room temperature.

Ingredients to make pudding
1 batch dry mix
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure
In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour one packet of dry mix. Now gradually stir in the water and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Simmer 1 minute stirring hard so it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Strain into 4 individual serving dishes, cover top lightly with plastic and chill.