Elegant doesn't have to mean hard! But you are not, are not, are N-O-T allowed to use instant pudding for this, that is just so highly wrong that I almost couldn't type the words!!!!
First, you're going to make homemade chocolate pudding, it takes about 8 minutes, and most of that is standing and stirring, so the effort is minimal!
And then whipped cream, which almost makes itself, right?
And store-bought, fresh mini croissants. Or you can make the canned ones, but I like the store-bought ones better for this, and this works even if they're a little stale. You'll see what I mean!
Homemade Chocolate Amazing Pudding (Mandy said it was amazing, hence the name change)
3 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup corn starch
3 cups milk
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
In 3 quart saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat.
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add to butter. Mix with spoon.
Whisk in milk and eggs.
Return to heat, medium heat, stir or whisk until boiling. Boil and stir about one minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla. Chill Completely.
If you like the skin on pudding, don't cover it. But if you don't like the skin, take a piece of plastic wrap and place it right on top of the pudding while it's hot. The plastic wrap will keep the "fat" from rising and forming the skin, and you'll have skinless pudding when it's chilled!
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar.
Whip at high speed until stiff but not butter. :)
To build the croissant sundaes, you split the croissant in half. Place in bowl. Scoop pudding onto croissant base.
Then repeat with whipped cream. Replace top of croissant over whipped cream. Dust with confectioner's sugar.
EVERYONE WILL LOVE YOU.
THEY WILL SING YOUR PRAISES.
THIS CAN ALSO BE DONE WITH LEMON FILLING FOR A SUMMERY VERSION!
AND WE'VE DONE THIS WITH VANILLA PUDDING AND STRAWBERRIES, TOO, REMEMBER????
SO GOOD! YES, I'M YELLING, I'M SO EXCITED!
Okay, I've gotten that out of my system! Yay!
Our lives are still governed by God but also by pumpkins.... and squash!
Rains and cooler temps have arrived, so it's more fall-like but still delightful. I can't remember the last time we had such a long, pleasant fall with so many days of good weather. The prevailing northwest wind usually starts bringing us lake effect or enhanced rain regularly by now... and then that lake stuff turns to snow, eventually!
So here is kitten round-up:
And Jon is taking down the second English walnut tree that the borers killed.... Stinkin' bugs.
And this is Zee Zee, watching his dad work....
We have that in common.
He's so proud that he can take care of himself, I think he could run with wolves and be just fine as long as there was cereal nearby.
Note the gallon jug of milk. The humongous bowl. And the heaping cereal.
And cute kids, and work on the farm, and ... oh yes!!!!
"Home for Christmas" our newest historical collection for Christmas! I love this so much! I tucked my second "Sewing Sisters Society" story into this "Second Chance Christmas" and I'm having
Here it is on Amazon for your Kindle, and we'd love to hear what you think of it!
Enjoy your weekend, I'm traveling today and I don't know if my phone will let me in. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't which means I probably need to upgrade the phone, but gosh... Don't we get kind of tired of that?
Sending you autumn blessings from upstate, where we haven't reached peak color yet... but soon!
And here she is, holding Magdalena Ruth, her newest granddaughter!