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       Title: Vanilla Pudding Mix
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 80 Servings
  
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       3 c  Instant nonfat dry milk
       1 ts Salt
       3 c  Cornstarch
       1    Vanilla bean
 
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       2 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Basic mix
  
   mix the dry milk, sugar, salt and cornstarch until the ingredients
   are will blended.  Cut the vanilla bean into several large pieces and
   stir them into the mix, seeds and all.  Store mix in an airtight
   cannister or tightly covered jar.
   
   TO USE: Stir the mix in the cannister before measuring out 1/2 cup
   mix into a suacepan. Add 2 cups milk and cook over low heat,
   stirring, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.  continue
   stirring for 1 minute, remove from heat, and pour into individual
   serving dishes. Pudding will thicken further as it cools.
   
   VARIATION: Fro a richer tasting pudding, try cooking as directed after
   taking the pudding off the heat, stir in an egg lightly beaten with
   1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Extract, and 1 Tablespoon sweet butter into
   the pudding. Cover and let sit for a minute or two, uncover and stir,
   and then pour into the individual serving dishes.
   
   Source: Cheaper and better Homeade alternatives to storebought goods
   By Nancy Birnes
   
   Shared by Fran McGee
  
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