How to make vanilla pudding or custard – in Germany we use vanilla pudding a lot in the making of cakes and pastries or just for a dessert. Dr. Oetker produces a pudding powder that is convenient but they flavor it with artificial flavors. This recipe is the alternative to Dr. Oetker pudding which is not available at regular American supermarkets. You can get it only at special German or international stores or buy it online. With this recipe you can make the vanilla pudding in your kitchen. This is a proven recipe! Happy Cooking!
Ingredients German Vanilla Pudding
1 vanilla bean
500 ml milk
60-70 g (2-3 tbsp) sugar (or less, depending on how sweet you want the pudding to be)
3 egg yolk
30 g corn starch
1 dash salt
Cooking Instructions How to Make Vanilla Pudding
– With a knife remove the seeds of the vanilla bean, add it to the milk (with the bean) and bring to a boil. Let cool of a bit. Remove the vanilla bean.
– Meanwhile mix egg yolk with powdered sugar; with a hand mixer beat for at least 3 min until it is thick and creamy, then add the starch. If it should be too thick add 5 tbsp of the milk to make it more liquid.
– Add the cream to the milk, stir frequently and bring to a boil on medium heat. The milk should not be hot otherwise the eggs would get flaky. The milk should also not stick to the bottom of the pan.
– Serve the pudding in small bowls or use it for making a cake.
Optional: Beat the egg whites until very firm and fold it with a spoon to the cooled off pudding.
– If you want to use it as a dessert place in each bowl fresh strawberries or raspberries and add a layer of pudding on top.
– Add all natural almond baking oil for a nice almond taste.