13 December, 2008

For My Bloggy Friend Jodie...

....in honour of her new microwave!

(Except I can't remember if there's a peanut allergy in your family and if there is, I'm very sorry for forgetting.)

Peanut Butter Pudding - slightly adapted from the lovely folks at King Arthur Flour, where normally you can find a whole whack of tasty recipes...except maybe this one...

Scant 1/2 cup sugar
1 T. flour
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup butter (I used about 2 T. instead)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup peanut butter

Now the original recipe gives you the directions for making this on the stove, but I'm going to ONLY give you the microwave directions as they worked for me so hah! Use your microwave for something other than heating up food, okay? It's perfectly good for actually cooking in.

Directions: In a big glass bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cornstarch, salt and eggs. Set aside. Measure the milk in a glass measuring cup and microwave it for 3-4 minutes or until VERY hot. Whisk it into the ingredients in the glass bowl. Microwave that mixture for 2-3 minutes, whisking every minute until it thickens. Immediately add the butter, vanilla and peanut butter. Whisk until everything is combined. Pour into serving dishes and serve warm or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.*

* I LOVE pudding skin, but if you hate it, when you use plastic wrap to cover the pudding until serving, making sure the wrap is pressing down directly on top of the pudding. Remove it before you serve dessert and behold! No skin!


Jodie said...

Well well well, aren't you sweet! We do actually have a peanut allergy, but that's just the baby! The rest of us have the green light!! :)
I'm gonna have to try this! I like the sound of it - it sounds really yummy.
Or maybe one day we'll come into a grand fortune and we'll come over for dinner - b/c it'll be nothing to travel across several states just for dinner - and then YOU can make it for us. :)

Beth said...

Pudding skin is the BEST! I always try to get Ken to give me his whenever I make it :)