Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Kind of White Russian.......Smooth and Creamy!

Pudding is a comforting dessert and with the cooling temperatures and rainy days we've been having lately, this was really a perfect choice for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. Garett of Flavor of Vanilla chose this for us and what a great pick it was! It's called Split Level Pudding from Dorie's book "Baking from My Home to Yours".

And what could be more comforting than pairing it up with some Kahlua!! I knew that a plain
vanilla just wouldn't do around here. Then after seeing that others had placed theirs in a short glass....I realized my vision. It looks like one of my favorite after dinner drinks, a White Russian!

This recipe was so easy, especially if you have some ganache leftover from last week's TWD in your fridge. Or if you don't want to go to all that trouble to make your own sub in some Hot Fudge Sauce...Yummy!

I am posting my easy version of the pudding here. There is no need to put it in a blender or food processor. Just whisking will be fine! And you can change up the pudding anyway you like. By adding in place of Kahlua.....Peppermint, Cinnamon, ect. To see what others have done check out the TWD button in the right lower page.

Vanilla Pudding
**Bring 2 c. milk and 3 Tlb. of Sugar to a boil, and turn down to simmer.
**In a seperate small bowl- 3 Egg Yolks, 3Tlb. cornstarch , 1/4 c. milk, 2 Tbl. sugar
Whisk this together with a fork.
**Temper in some of your hot milk, then place all back into pan, and continue to cook on low, continously stirring, until it becomes thick.
**When it starts to form big bubbles, turn off. Add in 2 Tlb. of Kahlua and 2 Tlb. cut up butter. Continue to mix to a smooth texture. Set aside.

In a small ramkin or glass, add to the bottom some ganache or fudge. Top with vanilla pudding. Refrigerate 4 hours.

We give this 5 glasses of milk ,

for utter goodness!

1 Others Say::

Anonymous said...

White Russian! What a great idea! It looks fabulous.