Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bisquick Pudding

Have you ever heard of Bisquick Pudding????

I had never heard of it before meeting my husband but it is a childhood favorite of his.

As I was going through some of my recipes the other day I happened to run across his mother's recipe. Now I say it's his mother's but I'm sure that it is an old recipe from Bisquick. I tried to search the Bisquick website to see if I could find it but the site was down this morning.

I made a batch of it yesterday to have something chocolatey on hand for after dinner.
*My husband thinks he NEEDS chocolate after dinner each night!*
Before he even took I bite I explained to him that I of course knew it would never taste as good as his mother's did because NOTHING ever tastes as good as his mother's! :0)
I think it has something to do with all the salt and real butter that she insisted on using in every recipe.
Anyways, it was a big hit with everyone. My kids had never eaten it before so they were a little hesitant when they saw the Bisquick box sitting there with a big bowl of pudding right next to it.

As usual I told them, "Don't knock it till you try it!"
They tried it and were glad that they did.

I quadrupled the recipe which gave me 2 bowls like the one pictured above. Enough for us to enjoy for one more night.

Bisquick Pudding

1/2 cup Bisquick
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup milk

Place dry ingredients in a pan.
Whisk together well till all lumps are gone.
Add liquid.
You can add tapioca if you wish. ( I didn't)
Cook and stir till thickened.
Pour into a bowl and let cool a bit.
Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of pudding and place bowl in refrigerator.

**There is no cooking time on my mother-in-law's recipe and I forgot to keep track of time yesterday but my guesstimate is that the total cook time was about 15-20 minutes on medium heat. This will get thick as it cooks, just keep stirring it until you get the desired consistency.**


Sandra said...

I agree with your husband, you SHOULD have something chocolate after your meal. I've never heard of this recipe before, but it sounds easy enough.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Gosh, I LOVE that recipe, because it is SO HARD to find pudding recipes that don't call for gelatin in them, which I don't eat due to being a crazy veggietarian...this is really a keeper although like your kids, the thought of the BISQUICK is kind of daunting at first...but I'll eat chocolately ANYTHING just about!!!

The Wife said...

Never heard of it before but I love bisquick and I love pudding!

Nancy M. said...

It does sound kind of weird! But, I trust you! I'll have to give this a try because I like chocolate after supper too!

Sandra said...

I tried this last night. I never buy Bisquick so I went online and found a substitute. I used butter instead of crisco in it. We LOVED this pudding, but thought it was even better today because it was super cold!! It's a keeper.

Marie said...

Thanks for the recipe. The pudding sounds good and is easy enough.

Unknown said...

This is similar to a recipe that we call chocolate gravy. You use flour for.Probably is the same thing just using Bisquick in place of the flour. It's and old recipe.