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Old 08-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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What's the difference between pudding & custard?

And what would be like a basic recipe for a vanilla pudding?

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Old 08-28-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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Custard is a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs and thickened by the coagulation of egg proteins.

Pudding is a sweetened mixture of milk thickened with (corn)starch and has no eggs.

Cream-puddings could be classified as a custard pudding hybrid...boston cream pie, eclair fillings, etc.

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Butterscotch Pudding
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Recipe By: Gourmet
Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream

Directions:

Whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a heavy medium saucepan, then whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, then boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl, then cover surface with buttered wax paper and chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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I just love the flavor of butterscotch, .40. TSM for the recipe .
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:12 PM   #4
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Butterscotch pudding aside - didn't the OP ask for a basic VANILLA pudding recipe???? Because I'd like to see some of those too.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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Butterscotch pudding aside - didn't the OP ask for a basic VANILLA pudding recipe???? Because I'd like to see some of those too.
I would like to have a good TNT one too.

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Old 08-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Butterscotch pudding aside - didn't the OP ask for a basic VANILLA pudding recipe????...
Breezy's back!...so everyone just shape up and pay attention! .

Whoever posted butterscotch pudding is in BIG trouble

...welcome back Breezy

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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The flavor for "butterscotch" would be from the dark brown sugar in that recipe. Vanilla would be easy to get if you just subbed white sugar and tossed in a tbsp or so of vanilla I would think.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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Breezy's back!...so everyone just shape up and pay attention! .

Whoever posted butterscotch pudding is in BIG trouble

...welcome back Breezy

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Who cares about vanilla Mimi loves butterscotch...
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #9
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Since moving to the south, I noticed that most everybody refers to pastry cream or pudding as "custard". For me custard has always been as forty_caliber described, eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla baked until the eggs thickened and "set" the custard. Pumpkin pies, and cheesecakes are examples of custards. My mom used to make an amazing, melt in your mouth plain egg custard pie!

It actually bugs me a little when people refer to pudding an pastry cream as "custard".
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #10
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That's wonderful Bakechef.

Now - can we please get back to the OP's original question for a TNT vanilla pudding???
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