- (3 cups) Milk
- (1/2 cup (or less)) Honey
- (3 Tablespoons) Butter
- (3 Tablespoons) Cornstarch
- (4) Egg yolks
- (1 teaspoon) Vanilla extract
- (a pinch) Salt
- (4-6 Tablespoons) Cocoa powder (if making chocolate)
In a pot, get all 3 cups of milk scalding.
Whilst the milk boils; separate the eggs and set aside the whites for other recipes. Beat the cornstarch and liquid honey in the bowl with the egg yolks. It will have a hard time coming together at first; but keep whisking, it'll get there.
Keep milk very hot. Pour all of the egg yolk mixture into the scalding milk and beat vigorously until the mixture seems completely liquefied. Add the salt, vanilla extract, and butter. Keep whisking until butter is well incorporated.
Keep warm and continuously stir until the pudding thickens. Once thick (if making chocolate) add the sifted cocoa
powder and stir until well incorporated.
Serve warm or refrigerate for 2 hrs and serve with whipping cream, fruit, or as is.