Hello loves, did you miss me? Oh my heart ached to be with you, but roll into one week two sick kiddos (more on this later), super cache updates, a move to another server, possible lost blog posts and my blog appearing as “page not found.” Oh I tell you it was too much for this girl to handle. I was an emotional mess. Thank goodness my host provider has a great bunch of capable people, for I get lost on twitter, to help me find my way back to you. At this moment I only crave reading… reading… reading ….all the remarkable meals, stories and tips you have shared over my turbulent week away.
Is it lazy of me that my return post be a easy citrus pudding? Possibly, but imagine sunshine in a cup..rays of vitamin c trickling down your taste buds. I need sunshine dammit!! I need to feed my body a super boost of vitamin C wrapped in a tasty treat, as I regain my emotional strength. Did this easy peasy treat help? Oh yes, I licked my cup clean, licked the spoon, and licked the container. Of course when no one was looking (so I thought). This pudding surprised me, for I am not a pudding girl. I have never been drawn to that instant pudding, pudding cups or pudding pops that my childhood friends all craved. Imagine my surprise when I was caught by Chuls (11 yr daughter) licking the container. Did she judge me? No, she simply stated “told ya, to double the recipe!” Enjoy, Sweet Life
Citrus Pudding with Whipped Cream
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp grated tangerine rind
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup fresh tangerine juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small sauce pan; crush with a wooden spoon. Stir in tangerine juice, orange juice, cornstarch, and salt, stirring well.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and butter.
Pour pudding into a bowl, cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill
Place cream in a bowl, beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold half of cream into pudding.
Spoon 1/2 cup pudding into each of 4 dessert bowls or glasses; top each serving with 1 tbsp whipped cream.
Candied Grapefruit Rind
by Cooking Light
Boil julienne strips of grapefruit rind in simple syrup for 30 minutes; drain and toss in sugar.
A Canadian Foodie says
PS – You know I didn’t notice you were MIA as I was MIA at the same time…. but your note warmed my heart… and I didn’t take the time with my last message to tell you I had a very similar computer issue lately – 2000 later… I am still nursing my pocket book. I ache for you!
BIG HUG to you !
As if nursing your kids back to health wasn’t enough… I’m glad you are back up and running 🙂
This citrus pudding sure sounds summery… I’ve been longing for sunshine and spring lately, hopefully soon… this sounds like a treat to forget about all the rain in the forecast for the coming weekend. I hope their predictions are wrong.
I just recently discovered citrus puddings! They are so much better than vanilla/chocolate puddings! Don’t tell anyone I said that though 😉
I can’t wait to try this!
A little bit of everything says
what a stressful period. hope everything works out as you wish.
your sunshine pudding brightens my day. thanks for sharing.
sorry for your troubles! happily, so much stress can be wiped away with a tasty treat, and this pudding is that–very refreshing indeed. 🙂
Oh! That’s definetely a lot for one girl to handle! Great having you back. And with this oh-so-lovely-pudding! Wow! I will try this for sure. But only when my full jogging season begins! ;-0
Devaki @ weavethousandflavors says
Oh my – this is one citrus infused pudding so what is not to love?! The candied orange strips on top are my fave as well…and yah – nest time, double the recipe Bonnie and then send some over 🙂
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
Oh my lord that must have been SO stressful! I’m certainly glad it all worked itself out!
I could totally use some sunshine in my life so I’m SO glad you posted this! Double batch is in order. Pronto.
This is absolutely neat, my experience with pudding have never gone beyond packaged chocolate pudding before, but the thought of creamy citrus really makes my mouth water ;]
And I hope that your babes are feeling better.
Kitchen Butterfly says
Welcome back…..and I’m glad all is well – healthwise and blogwise. Love
This looks so yummy & creamy
Carolyn Jung says
A good pudding is the ultimate salvation. When you have a tough day, then can dig a spoon into this, all your troubles truly do melt away. 😉
Heavenly Housewife says
Hey daaahling, I hope life is getting back to normal a bit. Nothing like a great desert to calm ones nerves. I’d say this beauty would do the trick.
I’ve been missing you…and I’m sorry that everything has been so crazy. We’ve been sick around here too 🙁 But I think this citrus pudding would make almost anyone feel better. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Thank you for sharing another bowl of delicious goodness!
denise @ bread expectations says
Now you’ve gone and made me want rays of vitamin C trickling down my tastebuds!!! Glad you’re bouncing back from your rough week. Hope your girls are better – sick kids are a lot to deal with, even without the other issues…
A Canadian Foodie says
In the Canadian prairies through the winter, I am so sun deprived from hiding indoors that I crave citrus everything. This looks perfect!
Magic of Spice says
Oh goodness that is a load of stressful events… This may be simple but it is most definitely delightful 🙂
Hope your week is going better…
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best says
You changed the look of your blog! I like it! Sorry to hear that you’ve been having technical issues, they are always frustrating and seemingly impossible to fix. I bet this citrus pudding made things all better. I like the different orange varieties, this looks so good.
lovely recipe oh so sorry about your kids being sick and computer issues not fun
Yummm, yummm, yummm, you had me at the word citrus. LOL …I love tangerines, I finish a box of baby tangerines a week. The smell is fantastic. Your pudding looks delicious. I’m glad you got the blog back. It looks beautiful by the way. Loved the new design. I once changed server and man…..that was stressful. Hope your babies are better now Bonnie . 🙂
Sanjeeta kk says
Hope everything is all right now, Bonnie! The pudding would have surely brought smile on many faces in your house. Take care.
O my. This sounds delicious. I wonder if there’s any way to avoid that oh-so-delicious whipped cream for those vegans in our lives?
Thanks for the deliciousness. Glad things are not so hectic anymore!
Joanna @ Stoveless
Bonnie, so sorry to read about your challenges this past week.
I do hope this pudding did help put the sunshine back into your week going forward.
I do love citrus desserts, although, I have yet to make this type of pudding…great inspiration for my next craving ;o)
Hoping everything goes better for you, I wish you a great week,
Belinda @zomppa says
This is definitely more than enough to bring the sunshine back! Gorgeous.
Hey Bonnie! Sorry you guys has such a tough week. I hope Chuls and Pips are feeling better. I was under the weather a bit too with a sore throat and that general feeling of flu-not a bad case but something was trying to get me:-)!
Oh, and the citrus pudding sounds so wonderful! I should really juice some citrus and make this. I have corn starch, meyer lemons and some oranges?!!
p.s. Chuls always knows best;-)
Angie's Recipes says
The citrus pudding looks so smooth and delicious!
The Chef In My Head says
So sorry to hear you had sick kiddos, so much junk going around :/
This dish looks wonderful and perfect for building your immune system with vitamin C. Great post!
5 Star Foodie says
Sounds just delightful, very delicate! I like both the tangerine and orange flavors here!
Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says
I think I would fall apart if anything had to happen with my computer in any way.
Simply a perfect summer pudding this, it sounds taste-bud tantalising.