Forget instant pudding. Making pudding from scratch is easy and only requires a few staple ingredients.
Homemade pudding has a reputation for being difficult and disaster prone. In fact it is straightforward and easy to make as long as you give it your full attention. The cooking pudding needs constant attention to prevent burning and lumps, during this time you cannot stop stirring to answer the phone or find a bowl for the next step. Don't worry though, this step only takes about 5 minutes.
I have provided a basic recipe in step 2, but the important thing here is the method, so feel free to use any recipe you like. A similar method is used for custard, pastry cream and ice cream.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
All pudding recipes will use these basic ingredients in varying proportions.
Small sauce pan
2 heat proof bowls