Monday, May 14, 2012

Perfect Food For Wisdom Teeth

So once again, I make the trek with another 'child' to have their wisdom teeth removed. I have had some of my kids endure swelling and pain for almost two weeks after their wisdom teeth were removed, and others ask for a hamburger the very next day! So, as each one goes to the oral surgeon, they hope they follow in the footsteps of the quick recovery kids.

Thankfully, this go round my son followed the quick recovery! He only needed a little Advil w/ no heavy pain killers. He was back in action within 2 days. Amazing. I, on the other hand, had prepared multiple soft foods for him to eat for the full two weeks! This leads me to the recipe of the day....

Homemade Pudding
3 cups whole milk
4 egg yolks (could use two whole eggs instead of egg yolk only)**
2/3 cup raw sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup whole wheat (sifted) flour*

Whisk the raw sugar, salt and whole wheat flour in sauce pan. Whisk beaten egg yolk in with the milk. Slowly pour the milk/egg mixture into the dry mixture. Begin heating milk/dry mixture stirring constantly using your wire whisk. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add your choice of flavoring below; put in your whole wheat pie crust or bowls; chill for at least 2 hours.

Vanilla Pudding
2 Tbls butter
1 Tbls + 1 tsp vanilla

Coconut Pudding
3/4 to 1 cup shredded cocoanut
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Pudding
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla

*Note from Paula:
I used the L'Equip Flour Sifter, a wonderful accessory for the Bosch Universal Mixer!! This Bosch attachment will sift the bran out of the whole wheat flour and leave you with a cake consistency wheat flour. You have lost some of the nutrients in the whole wheat flour because the bran has been removed but it is still fresh whole wheat grain. I save the bran for other recipes. This is an amazing Bosch accessory to add to your Bosch Universal Mixer!

**Note from Paula:
Did you know that 2 egg yolks = 1 egg? Sometimes you might not want to have the eggs separated so this is a good cooking tip to keep in your cookbook.

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