Once upon a time I was a wee lass, and spent a chunk of time reading Little House on the Prairie books. In one of the books, Laura’s family makes some sort of dessert using fresh snow. I was rather intrigued by the concept of snow for dessert purposes at the time. After all, my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine made some pretty tasty stuff, and that was rather similar to snow. However, living in the suburbs of Richmond, it was sheer luck if I saw enough snow for such things twice in a decade. Thus, I promptly forgot the idea until last night.
Ah, snow. We got a bunch in the past 24 hours. It was indeed glorious. So glorious that around 9pm or so last night I decided to celebrate the blizzard with some snow pudding! I halved the recipe, using 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Oh, and some blue food coloring, just because all things white and edible secretly want to be strange colors, and it is my mission in life to help them fulfill their tasty little destinies.
This is a sad and grainy image. In it’s defense, it was entirely past my camera’s bedtime. In any case, the pudding was fluffy and delicious, and I highly recommend making it! And, if you live in Richmond, make it soon, as you probably won’t have access to it’s key ingredient for another 5 years after this.