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Old Fashioned Coffee Pudding

 Old Fashioned Coffee Pudding
This pudding was handed down from my husband's great-grandmother. To give an idea of how old this recipe is, it was translated from her German script found in an old ledger when she'd collected favorite recipes from her friends. It's a bona fide and delicious "antique". The only modern touch that I've added to it is the option of using decaffeinated coffee.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups cold strong coffee
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped until stiff
  • Additional whipped cream, optional
  • Shaved bittersweet chocolate, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in
  • coffee until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until
  • thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes
  • longer.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg
  • yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle
  • boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in
  • vanilla. Cool. Fold in whipping cream. Chill. Garnish with
  • additional whipped cream and chocolate if desired.
  • Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.