This vanilla pudding from Smitten Kitchen is for my mum, who has contraband vanilla pods in her fridge, secretly smuggled out of Indonesia by a “friend”/ dealer.
Deb at Smitten Kitchen says this is food for freezing New York January days when it’s too much hassle to go outside, so stay inside and potter in the kitchen. When it’s a 40 degree Perth January summer day, this pudding would do the trick: some light heating (no oven needed!), then chill in the fridge while you lie under the airconditioner/ in a cold bath with a novel. Eat. Preferably with mango.