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Vanilla creamy pudding / Budyń

May 13, 2012

homemade vanilla budyń, budino, creamy pudding

Holidays are over. At least for us. It was a hard week. I was trying to get back into everyday routine and Irish weather. Because the best part of our holidays was weather! (yes, the wedding was nice too, but the weather!) The temperature in Poland was around 25-27°C.
It feels like it has been ages when I wrote here last time.
We brought more cookbooks from Poland, big pan and waffle maker.
But I still feel lazy and there is so many things I should do…
So here comes something simple. Budyń, italian budino, creamy, milky pudding. Traditionally you make it from a store-bought powder ;) But sometimes it’s good to try to make it from the scratch. It’s not complicated. It’s delicious both hot or cold. This is a basic vanilla version, but you can make every possible flavour.
So if after 15-km walk you long for some comfort dessert, budyń will be good solution. You can decorate it with fruit juice, fruits, nuts, chocolate.

Vanilla creamy pudding / Budyn

Makes: 3 small portions

Vanilla creamy pudding / Budyn

Recipe from Moje wypieki

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 2 Tbsp potato starch
  • 2 egg yolks
Bring 1 1/2 cup of milk, butter, vanilla sugar and scraped vanilla seeds to a boil.
Mix the remaining milk with egg yolks and potato starch until smooth. Add it into the boiling milk and lower the heat.
Boil another minute or until the mixture thickens.
Pour it into glass bowls.
Decorate it with chocolate, chopped nuts, or fruits.
You can serve it either warm or cold.


If you discover that your pudding has lumps just blend it or strain it through a sieve. You can just ignore it, as it tastes good.

homemade vanilla budyń, budino, creamy pudding
Today during our windy walk.
Sandymount, Dublin

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  • Reply Gosia May 17, 2012 at 01:20

    Can you believe that I never thought of making budyń from scratch. Thanks for the recipe. Happy to hear your visit to Poland was so pleasurable. I so hope to be able to go there this summer. How is the new job?

    • Reply Basia September 10, 2015 at 08:49

      OMG Thank you . I was born and live in the uk and have not had budyn for over 25 years when my babcia used to make it . I bought some the other day from one of the hundreds of Polish shops that have sprung up . It wasnt how I remembered it , infact too sweet and tasteless. The recipies in bought food is not the same as it used to be nor the quality. So grateful for you posting this, cant wait to try it Dzieki

      • Reply Magda September 13, 2015 at 19:51

        Basia, I’m happy to hear that I made you happy. I used to always had budyn from powder, but it is such simple thing to make and you are right it doesn’t taste the same. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that your babcia added some secret ingredient;)

  • Reply Anonymous August 27, 2012 at 00:18

    Thank-you for this receipe, I hadn’t had pudding from scratch since I was very little:)

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