Strawberry pudding


Michael Lanari

Kitchen & Bath Concepts


• 1 lb strawberries

• 1 cup sugar (to taste)

• 2 cups water

• 1?3 cup cornstarch (if you like your pudding very stiff, use 1/2 cup)

• 1?2 teaspoon extract


1. Clean and rinse berries. If they are large cut in halves or quarters.

2. Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Add sugar and strawberries and simmer until berries are tender, about 8 minutes. You will still have lumps of berries. If you want a smooth consistency, break the fruit up by pushing the berries with the back of a spoon on the side of the pan.

3. Dissolve cornstarch in a little water and add to fruit, stirring constantly. Add vanilla.

4. Bring to rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and allow pudding to boil a few minutes. The pudding should no longer be cloudy and regain its shine and gloss.

5. Transfer to a bowl and place in the refrigerator until thoroughly cool. Depending on the bowl size and shape, this could take several hours.

6. Optional serving ideas: Top with whipped cream, Cool Whip or vanilla yogurt. Chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa are also nice.

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