Vanilla and Lavender Pudding

By • February 24, 2011 • 5 Comments

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Author Notes: This recipe combines my two favorite flavours into a silky, sumptuous desert. Enjoy!goodforbusiness

Serves 6

  • 4 cups whole milk, divided (or 2 cups whole milk and 2 cups cream... use skim or 2% or your pudding will taste watery)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender buds, lightly crushed
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  1. In a 2 or 3 quart saucepan, add 2 cups of milk, the lavender and the vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped into the milk. Warm over medium heat until the milk is hot but not boiling. Set aside to infuse for 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 cups of milk and the yolks. Add yolk mixture to cornstarch mixture, whisking thoroughly to eliminate any lumps.
  3. Strain the warm milk mixture and discard the lavender and vanilla pod. Gradually whisk the vanilla and lavender infused milk into the rest of the ingredients before returning the pudding to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes or until thick, whisking constantly.
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about 1 year ago JPyyyy

I love the flavors of this pudding.. a perfect foil for fresh raspberries. I reduced the sugar by 1/3. Next time I'll reduce it by 1/2.

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

So glad to see this! I love lavender too!!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Ditto!

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I love lavender, and am glad to see a pudding recipe that includes it.

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over 3 years ago goodforbusiness

Thanks! I'd put lavender in everything if I could. :)