(function() { (function(){function c(a){this.t={};this.tick=function(a,c,b){var d=void 0!=b?b:(new Date).getTime();this.t[a]=[d,c];if(void 0==b)try{window.console.timeStamp("CSI/"+a)}catch(l){}};this.tick("start",null,a)}var a;if(window.performance)var e=(a=window.performance.timing)&&a.responseStart;var h=0=b&&(window.jstiming.srt=e-b)}if(a){var d=window.jstiming.load;0=b&&(d.tick("_wtsrt",void 0,b),d.tick("wtsrt_","_wtsrt", e),d.tick("tbsd_","wtsrt_"))}try{a=null,window.chrome&&window.chrome.csi&&(a=Math.floor(window.chrome.csi().pageT),d&&0=c&&window.jstiming.load.tick("aft")};var f=!1;function g(){f||(f=!0,window.jstiming.load.tick("firstScrollTime"))}window.addEventListener?window.addEventListener("scroll",g,!1):window.attachEvent("onscroll",g); })();

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Good old cornstarch - ice cream?

Does any one even make good old cornstarch pudding any more? It was certainly a staple of my childhood , but I barely remember making it for my own family.

What brought me back to it was reading Mark Bittman's suggestion that it could easily pinch hit as an ice cream

base -as a substitute for the richer, more traditional egg yolk base.

What a revelation!

It works perfectly. I used the Joy of Cooking recipe for vanilla pudding using 1/2 half and half and 1/2 "skim plus" milk.

Freezing it in these little individual cups was my own idea. Easy portion control.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Anonymous Beecher said...

That Bittman always has some great idea! We've been having the ginger fried rice and the sausage and polenta dishes he wrote about recently a LOT. I'll have to try this.

7:28 PM  
Blogger sixty-five said...

I actually made it once before using Bittman's own recipe in his vegetarian cookbook. It had an enormous amt of sugar -maybe a misprint? But the consistency was amazing.

9:34 PM  
Blogger sukipoet said...

you are so clever to post from your phone. No, never had cornstarch pudding, I dont think. So you put cornstarch in the ice cream???? Wild goings on in NJ

10:34 AM  
Blogger sixty-five said...

I'll bet you had it when you were a child -before the advent of boxed pudding mixes, which are essentially the same thing. People just stopped making it from scratch.

10:39 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home