Photo: Maya Visnyei
One recipe is the base for two flavours at this self-serve pudding-parfait bar. Line up the toppings and let your kids make their own sweet creations, inspired by reader Melissa Debren of Milton, Ont.
5 cups milk, divided
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
4 oz finely chopped dark chocolate
Bring 4 cups of milk to a boil in a large pot. Remove from heat.
Whisk together eggs, egg yolks and remaining 1 cup of milk until uniform.
Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl, and whisk in egg mixture. Slowly add hot milk, stirring constantly.
Return mixture to pot over medium heat and cook, while continuing to whisk, for 3 to 4 min or until it has boiled and thickened. Add vanilla.
Divide pudding equally into 2 bowls, pouring through a strainer to remove any lumps.
Add chocolate to one bowl and let stand 2 min to melt. Stir to incorporate. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of both mixtures to prevent skins from forming. Refrigerate until cold. Serve pudding buffet-style with bananas, cookies, chocolate shavings and animal crackers.
Calories 412, Protein 11g, Carbohydrates 60g, Fat 15g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 313mg.
Originally published in the Today's Parent April 2014 issue.
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