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                            VANILLA BEAN PUDDING
 
 Recipe By     : ESSENCE OF EMERIL SHOW
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Imports                      Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  cup           sugar
    3      tablespoons   cornstarch
    3      cups          half-and-half
    4                    egg yolks
    1      tablespoon    unsalted butter
    1                    vanilla bean  split
    1      cup           -- crushed vanilla wafers
    2      cups          raspberries
    5                    mint sprigs, -- for garnis
 
 In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in half-and-half. Cook,
stirring, over medium heat
 until mixture thickens. In a small bowl beat egg yolks. Gradually add half of
cream mixture to yolks,
 stirring constantly. Return egg mixture to saucepan and heat just to simmering.
Reduce heat and
 simmer 2 minutes more, stirring all the while. Remove from heat and stir in
butter. Pour custard into
 4 small ramekins, about 1/2 cup capacity. Top each with vanilla wafers and
raspberries. Cover with
 plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with mint leaves. 
 
 Yield: 4 serving
 
 
 
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