The term homemade has evolved over the years. Well, it evolved for me. Take vanilla pudding for example. When I was a kid, there was store-bought, instant, and homemade. Homemade meant the kind you cooked using pudding mix and milk. It was “the” pudding we used when we made banana pudding. Pouring the warm mixture over the cookies and bananas meant to get your bowl and spoon ready. We ate it warm and right after it was done.
Homemade pudding changed after I was married. My mother-in-law made her banana pudding for dessert. One bite and I knew something was very different. It was better than any I ever had before. What was the secret? It was made with actual, for real, from scratch homemade vanilla pudding. It didn’t take any time at all before I got my hands on the recipe. It’s so easy and there are only a few ingredients. Whisk, cook, stir, and chill are all it takes to make vanilla pudding.
This recipe makes four to six servings. Or maybe three if you count what actually happens at my house. My husband and I attack the bowl and the pudding may last overnight. I’ve tried divvying it up into small custard cups only to find it disappears just as quickly. We do not have any restraint with this cool, creamy, dessert.
Do you like recipes with few ingredients? If so, you will very much enjoy the list of recipes below. The Sunday Supper contributors are sharing ones with Five Ingredients or Less (not counting salt, pepper, or oil). It’s a great resource to have when your pantry and fridge are bare. Special thanks to Alice of Hip Foodie Mom for hosting this event.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour*
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
Whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan (non-stick recommended).
Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
Pour into a bowl and place plastic wrap directly on top of pudding to prevent a skin from forming.
Cool to room temperature then chill thoroughly (at least 4 hours).
*This recipe makes pudding with a thinner consistency than typical puddings. Use an additional tablespoon of flour for firmer pudding.
Are you looking for recipes with five ingredients or less? Here are plenty from Sunday Supper contributors:
Appetizers, Salads and Starters
- Chicken and Spring Greens Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Tuna, Burrata and Black Olive Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Salmon and Cucumber “Noodle” Salad from girlichef
- Yogurt Dill Vegetable Dip from Melanie Makes
- Tomato, Avocado and Cucumber Summer Salad from My Healthy Eating Habits
- Fennel Citrus Salad from An Appealing Plan
- Kale-Had-a-Hard-Day Salad from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Ruffles and Truffles
- Tomato Soup from Run DMT
- Wasabi Cream Cheese Ham Salad from Neighborfood
- Latkes with Smoked Salmon and Caviar from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Sides and Accompaniments
- Candied Apple Jelly from What Smells So Good?
- Grilled Steak with Garlic Cumin Rub from Cooking Chat
- Homemade Ricotta from Seduction in the Kitchen
- Indian-style Roasted Cauliflower from kimchi MOM
- 3-Ingredient Beer Bread from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Potato Pancakes (Reibekuchen) from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Smoked Turkey Panini with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil Pesto from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Slow Cooker Turkey Half Breast from Nosh My Way
- Easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken from Flour On My Face
- Lemon Basil Carbonara from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Garlic Butter Shrimp from Savvy Eats
- Easy Beef Stroganoff from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Smothered Pork Chop Cups from Having Fun Saving
- Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas from Supper for a Steal
- Chicken with Olives from Noshing With The Nolands
- Salmon with Tiger Dill Sauce from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Greek Chicken Burgers from Country Girl In The Village
- Crock Pot Beer Chicken from Our Table for Seven
- Chorizo and Potato Frittata from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Chicken and Potato Bake with Meyer Lemons from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups from The Dinner-Mom
- Spaghetti Squash with Simple Red Sauce from Momma’s Meals
- Tropical Salsa Chicken from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Strawberry Red Wine Glazed Salmon from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Baked Asparagus and Eggs from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Grilled Caprese Salad Sandwich from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Beef Short Rib Bourguignon from Food Lust People Love
- Beans and Egg Sandwich from Basic N Delicious
- Honey Almond Salmon from Family Foodie
- BBQ Foiled Chicken from Meal Diva
Desserts and Beverages
- Flourless Chocolate Cake from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- 4-Ingredient Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Sweets from Shockingly Delicious
- Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream from The Foodie Army Wife
- Coconut Crusted Chocolate Ganache Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- 3-Ingredient Nutella Truffles from URBAN BAKES
- Chocolate & Peanut Butter Squares from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Nutella Ferrero Cupcakes from Brunch with Joy
- 5-Minute Strawberry Sherbet from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Best Ever Coconut Macaroons from Hip Foodie Mom
- Chocolate Orange Ice Cream from Gluten Free Crumbley
- Orchid Panna Cotta from Manu’s Menu
- Oreo Cookies and Cream Fudge from Alida’s Kitchen
- Golden Oreo Rice Krispies Treats from Pies and Plots
- Vanilla Pudding from Magnolia Days
- Sopapilla Cheesecake Bites from The Weekend Gourmet
- Coconut Cream Mango Mousse from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Peanut Butter Buckeyes from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cherry Chip Cookies from Ninja Baking
- Raspberry Pina Colada Ice Cream from Try Anything Once Culinary
- Avocado Milkshakes from The Texan New Yorker
- The Ginger Sass Cocktail from Nik Snacks
- Baked Custard Cups from Soni’s Food
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