Yes it is. Make pudding from scratch and you will see that it is superior to any purchased product. Anyone you cook for (including just yourself) is worth the effort! Trust me, you’ll be hooked on this simple dessert that you can make ahead.
Vanilla Pudding with Fresh Berries
Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free
MIX sugar and flour in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. (This can take at least 10 to 12 minutes.) Stir about 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir a large spoonful of hot mixture into egg yolks. Transfer egg mixture back to saucepan; continue cooking and stirring 2 minutes over medium heat.
STRAIN pudding through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl, scraping the inside of strainer with a rubber spatula to pass pudding through. Stir butter and vanilla into pudding until butter is melted. Place plastic wrap right on pudding surface so a skin does not form. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
SPOON into dessert dishes or tea cups; top with whipped cream and berries.
MAKE GLUTEN FREE
Substitue 1/4 cup cornstarch for the flour.
Use egg whites in my recipe for Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes or in an egg white omelet.