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Vegan Vanilla Pudding - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
As regular readers of my blog no doubt know, it is an understatement to say that I am pretty into chocolate. But sometimes you just want something simple, creamy, and lightly sweetened, and on those occasions, nothing beats a bowl of vanilla pudding. I’ve tried a dozen renditions of tofu pudding, and while I admit I kind of have a sick thing for its grainy texture and earthy flavor, I know that some people have mental blocks when it comes to bean curd. I’ll be the first to say I love the stuff, but come on, vegans! Though my musical tastes might lead you to believe otherwise, it ain’t the nineties, so update your cookbooks already. Tofu doesn’t have to be in everything! There are packaged vegan puddings on the market as well as animal-friendly pudding mixes that you just add non-dairy milk to and cook, but a basic cornstarch pudding is super simple (and cheap!) to mix up at home. There are just two important rules of cornstarch-based pudding: 1. Never ever add plain cornstarch directly to a hot liquid. It will clump and leave awful chewy lumps that you’ll never be able to pick out in a million …