Last weekend we were invited for diner at a friend’s place. This usually means I bring a bottle or wine, or help with the dishes afterwards. Anything but me getting involved in the actual making of the food generally ends up OK 🙂
To everyone’s surprise, I made the following bold announcement: I will make dessert today! And I’m going to do it all by myself!
It’s a good thing everyone was seated, as nobody was expecting this. The resulting silent stares also showed a painful lack of faith.
It was time to bring out…the box!
It’s easy to see where I got my confidence. Making the desert isn’t exactly a huge challenge, as conveniently displayed (in English!) on the back:
- Put a stick of pudding mix into the cup.
- Add 60ml of hot water (90° or higher) and stir well about 1 minute
- Cool it down in the refrigerator over 3 hours
Even I can do that!
There you go; 4 sticks for 4 portions!
A word of advice if you are a literate follower of instructions: don’t put the stick of pudding mix into the cup. They’re talking about the contents of the stick. HA-HA 🙂
60ml of hot water per portion doesn’t sound like a lot, but then again we’re talking about a Japanese dessert. Their portions are generally smaller. It’s all about taste, not volume.
I emptied 4 sticks in a pot and added 240 ml of pre-heated water while stirring away during about 1 minute.
Afterwards the contents were divided over 4 cups that I placed in the fridge for a couple of hours. Just be sure to wait long enough for the matcha pudding to gain a solid state.
Is it any good?
Yes! I didn’t expect much of it, but the Matcha Pudding has a really good & strong matcha taste. I find it comes close to the ready made, more expensive Uji Matcha Pudding as decribed here.
Try it out for yourself, it’s a great way to surprise everyone at your next dinner!