As you know its eat out of your pantry but you got to love still getting fresh fruit from the garden in oct.. they are so sweet but they are winding down now so it makes this even more special.
Want a tip, did you know that one pint of fruit in a light syrup makes a perfect fruit jello, one package of knox, following the directions for 1/4 cup cold water, sprinckled over, mix and then add 1/4 cup boiling water stir well to disolve then stir into a dish that will hold a pint of fruit and juice, then chill in the fridge till set.. so quick, so easy, and you are limited only by the home fruits you canned, you can also make any of your canned fruit juices into wonderful flavoured jello’s, Elderberry is one of my favorites.
But what about if you are in a Chocolate mood, I like this recipe from the more with less cookbook.
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp of Coco
- If calls for 1/2 cup of sugar but I have cut it down to 1/4 with no issues, I have also replaced the sugar with honey and that works well.
- 2 tbsp of cornstarch
Cook over a low slow heat until thickened, stirring it the whole time with a whisk if possable, if you want it to be more rich like a store bought pudding, add a tbsp of butter at the end and mix it in, if you want to add a little twist, stir in 1/4 a cup of smooth peanut butter if you add the peanut butter, please omit the butter.
What little treasure are you still getting from your garden? Do you have a favorite homemade pudding recipe to share?