I had a million yolks leftover. Like, a million. And I like pudding. So I thought I’d make some. Kind of.
I started with about 6 tablespoons butter in a pot.
Then I melted that and added in 2/3 cup brown sugar and let that get all melty and foamy.
Then I reduced the heat and whisked in 1/2 cup heavy cream (again, something I had leftover from other stuff). Added a pinch of salt, then 2 cups milk.
In a bowl, I took my 6 egg yolks (for argument’s sake, let’s say there were 6) and whisked them together with 1/4 cup cream and 3 tablespoons corn starch (because I wasn’t sure how custardy these yolks would be after sitting in the fridge all week).
Ever so slowly I whisked that into the hot sugar/milk on the stove.
Almost immediately the whole thing began to curdle, but I kept stirring, and then I added 2 tablespoons vanilla.
Then miraculously things smoothed out quite a bit.
Plopped that goo in ramekins and chucked them in the fridge.
Not really pudding. Or custard. But tasty.