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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Strawberry Pudding



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Bob and I celebrated our 49th anniversary last night with a strange pick up meal. Many of you know that the Silver Fox recently had an intestinal obstruction that required a laparotomy. While he is much better and finally up and about, his appetite and sense of smell are still not what they were. I'm trying to avoid serving strongly flavored and wildly aromatic foods until I know the comeback kid is really back and can handle his regular diet. That won't be much longer now, but this brief period of restriction did put a crimp in our celebration. Our feast consisted of egg flower soup, poached chicken, and steamed broccoli. I know you're dying to know what we had for dessert. I've been making a lot of puddings this week, mostly lemon flavored, so, I decided to vary the menu a bit and make a pudding using the strawberries I had in the refrigerator. I had seen a recipe at The Prepared Pantry that combined ingredients used in a puddings with those used in a mousse and it seemed worth trying. While I substituted whole milk for the cream in their version and had to strain the berries to remove small seeds, I basically used the recipe as it was written. The end result was passably pleasant and pink, but not at all inspired. I think I'll do ice cream or a true mousse next time around. Here's the recipe I used for the strawberry pudding.

Strawberry Pudding...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of The Prepared Pantry

Ingredients:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups strawberry puree strained to remove the seeds
2 whole eggs
3 large egg whites
3 cups cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

1) Whisk sugar and cornstarch together in a heavy saucepan. Stir in strawberry puree and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and bubbly. Cook for two minutes more and then remove from heat.
2) Whisk whole eggs and egg whites in a small bowl. Temper eggs by drizzling one cup of hot liquid into egg mixture while stirring.
3) Add tempered egg mixture to contents of pan. Bring mixture to a gentle boil and simmer until mixture reaches 160 to 165 degrees, about two additional minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
4) Pour pudding into a bowl or dessert cups, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate to chill. Yield: 6 servings.

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34 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

If I didn't read the title first, I would have taken it as strawberry mousse...so creamy and smooth.

Ginny said...

So pretty!!! He is so blessed to have you!!! I am embarrassed to tell you my culinary feat of the week...it actually looks like this. Now grit your teeth and get ready...I made pink peppermint instant pudding for the girls. The kind in a box.

Gloria said...

dear Mary congrats fot your Wedding anniverssary! !
hope your hubby feel better soon!
this pudding look delicious!
gloria

What's Baking?? said...

The pudding looks creamy and smooth. Happy Anniversary to you & hubby, Mary. God Bless!

Hovkonditorn said...

Congratulations! Your strawberry pudding looks yummy!

Pegasuslegend said...

Happy anniversary, hope you two had a great one!

Martha said...

Happy Anniversary! with you taking care of him The Silver Fox will be back in a jiffy! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Anny! Glad to hear your hubby's home, I'm sure the nurses miss your visits though! The pudding looks pretty:@)

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Oh Mary Happy Happy Anniversary ! I do so hope you & Bob have many more in the Years to come ....

"Just Me"

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Happy Anniversary!
I, too, thought strawberry mousse. Pudding doesn't appeal to me (except rice pudding) but this does look yummy and that photo made me look! Oh, I love The Prepared Pantry, too! (and Penzey's... do you know Penzey's?)
Another vote for ice cream next time... and I do pray your hubby continues to improve daily.

The Sweetylicious said...

Mary, happy anniversary (: the pudding looks so smooth and appetising!! (:

Sangeetas Kitchen said...

Congratulations, Mary, to you and Bob! And the strawberry pudding looks delectable! I will be trying this out soon. Thanks a lot:)

Valerie said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary!
Your strawberry pudding looks spectacular. :)

Barb Bamber said...

This looks wonderful, you may both lose weight eating such a health, restricted diet.. maybe I should try?? I hope he feels better soon!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Now that would be just perfect for me. I love strawberries but those little seeds always give me a stomach ache. Thanks. Have a great weekend. Diane

Joanne said...

I love all puddings but strawberry flavored sounds especially delicious!

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! The pudding looks really yummy and luxurious.

Dining Alone said...

Happy Anniversary! I have never had strawberry pudding but that looks delicious.

ImSoVintage said...

Hi Mary, So glad your husband is doing better and I know with your fabulous cooking that his appetite will return soon.
Hugs,
Laura

Velva said...

Happy 49th anniversary!!!! Awesome! The strawberry pudding rocks too.

Velva

Coleens Recipes said...

Happy Anniversary, 49 years is very rare these days!!

June said...

Happy anniversary! So glad to hear the Silver Fox is doing better. I'm sure with your talents in the kitchen and loving care, he'll be back to normal in no time. Hugs to both of you!

Angela said...

Looks fabulously delicious to me. I hope those taste buds are back to normal soon.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations on 49 years, Mary! And, I am so glad your Silver Fox was out of the hospital to celebrate with his bride. Here's to many more anniversary celebrations! blessings ~ tanna

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Wow 49!! Congratulations on a fine run in the marriage dept :) Just think how much tastier that food will taste when the fox is back 100%!
Cheers.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

49 years ... how delicious. Continuing to pray for your husbands full recovery.

Alessandra said...

Many congratulations to you, and I hope that Bob will be back if form very soon, all the best wishes from me! And Mary, never mind if you had a simple celebratory dinner, you have a year now to plan the big golden anniversary!

Did you know that in Italy we have gold colour sugared almonds for this occasion (and silver for 25, white for wedding, pink for baby girl, blue for baby boy and red for graduation). In Italian we call them confetti!

Also all the presents are meant to be 'golden' :-)!!

Have a good Sunday

Ciao
Alessandra

Veronica Miller said...

Wow, congrats on 49 years! I can't believe you've been married that long--for some reason I thought you were only in your thirties or forties. LOL! Strawberry pudding sounds interesting, but I tend to think that you're right and it would be better to use them in an ice cream of mousse.

Gemma said...

Mary, todo se ve delicioso!!!
Un saludo!

Becki's Whole Life said...

Happy anniversary, Mary. This sounds wonderful. Our strawberry season is in full swing and my girls would just love this!

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

Happy 49th and 49 more. I will keep this recipe for my strawberry loving granddaughters.

Jane said...

Happy belated anniversary! I am glad he is feeling better. I love the red checked napkin in your picture -- so pretty and prefect with the pudding! I have a multitude of strawberries these days - I just love them! Hope you have a great day!

Roz said...

49 years of marriage is truly worth celebrating!!!! And this strawberry pudding is perfect for the ripe strawberries coming into markets right now! Many more years of happiness to you!! xoxo Roz

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary. I'm glad your Silver Fox is on the mend. And, many congratulations for your anniversary. It seems you and Jeanne, our featured blog, were married at the same time.

The strawberry pudding does look pretty and quite tempting. We had fresh strawberries this weekend, and they were delicious.

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