Puddings have long been a go-to form of sweet and savory indulgence. It’s been centuries since the invention of the pudding cloth, and decades since suet mixtures were popular, but through the years pudding has remained a dish beloved around the world — from classic chocolate pudding in a little plastic container with a peel-off top to the English breakfast staple of black pudding (and seemingly everything in between). But during a long and chilly New England winter, the real pudding star is the sweet, warm, and fragrant kind. There’s nothing quite like scooping yourself a bowl of delicious pudding to feel cozy. Here are some of our favorite pudding recipes for the cold season.
While one popular “puffed” Grape-Nuts pudding recipe gets a lift from beaten egg whites, we love this maple version, which yields a dense layer of sweet and nutty “cake” topped with smooth and creamy custard.
Think of this slow cooker bread pudding as winter’s version of a fun and tasty granola, with all the flavors of cinnamon, raisin, and oats.
Do you have favorite pudding recipes? Tell us in the comments!