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A Mug Pudding for Almost-Instant, From-Scratch Happiness

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Ah, pudding. It’s the treat that soothes sore throats and sustains us after surgery. It’s what moms and dads tuck into elementary school lunchboxes, and whip together as last-minute crowd-pleasers. Creamy and velvety smooth, pudding feels like collapsing on the couch after a long day—it’s the ultimate comfort food.

And hey, Jell-O snack cups and instant mixes are great. But authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have another super-speedy, from-scratch way to get your pudding fix. In their guide to lightening-fast cooking, The Kitchen Shortcut Bible, they take a page from mug cakes and transform pudding into a 2-minute microwavable affair.

*Almost* instant happiness in a mug.
*Almost* instant happiness in a mug. Photo by Julia Gartland

“Creamy and smooth, this one’s like old-fashioned butterscotch, made with t...

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