Desserts - Pies, Cobblers, and Puddings

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding and banana pudding were two of our favorite desserts. Some liked one better than the other so Mom would always have to make both to keep us all happy.


2 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

3 eggs (yolks and whites separated)

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

dash of salt

1 box vanilla wafers


Mix the dry ingredients - sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt. Add 2 cups milk. Beat the egg yolks well and add. Mix ingredients. Cook in the top of a double boiler until mixture is thickened slightly. Line a heat-proof bowl with vanilla wafers and pour a layer of pudding mixture into bowl. Add a layer of vanilla wafers and a layer of pudding until all the pudding has been poured.

Top with meringue (see below). Place in oven at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until the meringue peaks just turn brown. Cool gradually and serve.


Meringue Topping

‍ 3 egg whites (from above)

1/4 cup sugar


Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar, a little at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not under-beat, beat until sugar is dissolved. Pile meringue onto hot pie or pudding filling being careful to seal the meringue onto the edge of the pie crust or bowl to prevent shrinking and weeping. Swirl or pull up points for a decorative top. Bake at 400 degrees, about 8 to 10 minutes, until delicately browned.

Copyright ©  Mike Perry, 2011