Friday, January 31, 2014

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #71: Zebra Pudding

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

This week our Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen time comes straight out of the My Father's World curriculum. We are learning about Z: Zebra and there is a recipe for Zebra Pudding in the teacher's manual. I have never made pudding without a boxed mix, so this was something new for all of us.

(The following amounts have been doubled, as the amounts listed in the book wouldn't be enough for 6 people.)

6 Tbs cornstarch
4 cups milk, divided
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips

(In case you are wondering about the muscles, headbands and towel, they had just watched an episode of The Magic School Bus earlier in the day where they learned about the importance of exercise and had been working out to get their oxygen to their muscles.)

Now, back to the recipe.

We mixed 3 1/2 cups of milk and the honey in a saucepan and cooked it over medium heat.

The older girls took turns stirring the mixture.

Meanwhile Hannah and Harold helped mix the cornstarch and 1/2 cup of milk in our glass measuring cup.

Stirring the cornstarch/milk mixture helped keep Harold occupied while we waited for the milk and honey mixture to to get close to boiling.

When the milk/honey mixture was almost boiling...

...I added the milk/cornstarch mixture to the pan and stirred constantly until it began to boil.

It thickened up really fast.

I then removed it from the heat and added the vanilla. Half of the pudding (2 cups) was put back into the measuring cup.

And we added the chocolate chips to the pudding in the pan.

We stirred until the chips were melted.

While it was still warm I poured it into 5 sundae cups plus one bowl, alternating the chocolate and vanilla to look like zebra stripes.

Mix 1 3/4 cups milk and 1/4 cups honey in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often.
While milk/honey mixture is cooking, mix 1/2 cup of milk and cornstarch.
When the milk/honey mixture is almost boiling add the milk/cornstarch mixture to the pan. Stir constantly until it begins to boil.
Remove from heat and add 1 tsp of vanilla. 
Pour half (2 cups) pudding back into measuring cup.
Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips to pudding in the pan and stir until they melt. 
While the pudding is still warm, pour into glasses, alternating chocolate and vanilla to look like zebra stripes.
Let pudding cool in the refrigerator. 

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

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  1. My girls would LOVE this pudding, it looks delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love cooking with my three year old! Although I haven't done that much since I've been pregnant--I can barely stand to be in the kitchen. That zebra pudding looks delicious! I'd love to have some right now. ;-)

  3. That is awesome! The kids look like they are having fun while learning. My kids love helping me in the kitchen, mostly at baking time :)

  4. if a kid can have fun with this stuff.... :D

  5. Looks like something I could do with the kiddos... and they look like theyre enjoying themselves. hehe

  6. The zebra striped pudding looks like such a fun dish! My guy would love this dessert.

  7. Sounds fun and easy enough; I have never made pudding from scratch either.


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