Pudding Perfection

Last week, when us writers were causing a ruckus at a product-naming brainstorm, it came out that Richard, our Marketing Writing Team Lead, is an expert at making handcrafted pudding. He told us that he learned to make pudding from his mom, who learned it from her mom, who, as family lore has it, once entered the “smooth, creamy, rich brown” pudding in the 1954 edition of the once-renown Great American Pudding Cook-off and won a blue ribbon.

After we all laughed over a good many pudding puns (“You’re puddin’ a smile on my face!” “Stop puddin’ your foot in your mouth.”), Jenn, our Einstein of a blog editor, recommended Richard make a how-to video on his ‘perfect pudding.’ Ever the humble guy, it took a lot of convincing to get Richard to cave in, but he eventually agreed to do his first ever cooking post to share his pudding recipe, family secrets and all. Hope you enjoy!

UPDATE: Since you’re no puddin’ head, you probably figured this out already, but… APRIL FOOLS! If we were really going to do a post on making pudding, we’d think a little more outside the box. And yeah… we’d probably refrain from wearing skants too, no matter how good Richard made them look both this year and last.

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  1. Rachel B 04/01/2011 at 8:56 am #

    Too cute, I’m loving this, haha.

  2. JJ 04/01/2011 at 9:19 am #

    This guy is sooooo adorable! I love how he looks all hardcore but is really the sweetest person. Goes to show you can NEVER judge a book by it’s cover <3

    • tiffany 04/01/2011 at 9:24 am #

      Next, you should make pancakes to go with that pudding…

  3. Amy (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 10:20 am #


  4. Meggy (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 11:32 am #

    I love this video soooooo much, and am sad that I was not in the office to receive a bowl of pudding. I can’t wait for the TV Dinners installment.

  5. Erin C. (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 11:36 am #

    Richard, you make so many awesome things. I hope you’ll share your incredible Mexican meatball soup!

  6. Carrot Jello 04/01/2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Weird. My Grandma had the same secret recipe. Maybe we’re related.

  7. Elyse 04/01/2011 at 12:31 pm #

    That was adorable and hilarious! I hope he does more videos. I really want to make some pudding now.

  8. Maggie (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 1:45 pm #

    “It’s good to have hobbies while making pudidng.” ha ha ha ha ha ha! This is incredible.

  9. Theresa 04/01/2011 at 1:45 pm #

    I wave goodbye to food as I put it in the refrigerator too!

  10. Cindy (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Wow, Richard, you’re really pudding on the ritz!

  11. Shanti (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I’m so inspired to try this amazing recipe now!!

  12. Aire (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I love that you’re wearing Skants Richard! Really ties the pudding together. Thanks for sharing your family recipe with us

  13. Hannah (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Wow! Some really good tips in there. Why have I never thought of aerating my pudding? Brilliant!

  14. Elisha 04/01/2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I think his true expertise is using his smooth, calming voice to narrate his pudding antics 🙂

  15. Mags 04/01/2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Haha the skants! Richard man you’ve got one soothing voice, you definitely need to cut a meditation record or something. In the four minutes it took to watch that video, you’ve already lowered my blood pressure to an impressive level

  16. Denise 04/01/2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Blue Ribbon. I cry April Fools!

  17. Martha (ModCloth) 04/01/2011 at 7:04 pm #

    I don’t remember the last time I felt so inspired to get into the kitchen! Thanks Richard!

  18. Andie 04/01/2011 at 7:10 pm #

    OMG i die! this is genius.

  19. Erin 04/01/2011 at 10:02 pm #

    I didn’t notice the skants until now. Awesome recipe, even more awesome fashion statement.

  20. Jo 04/01/2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Cute cute cute! Major love!


  21. Grace 04/02/2011 at 8:35 am #

    Richard is rad but the pudding looks gross!

  22. Julie 04/02/2011 at 9:54 pm #

    79.28 degree angle! Haha this is great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Peace 04/03/2011 at 3:53 pm #

    i love, love, love this video. its so cute!

  24. Sandra Reviews 04/04/2011 at 12:29 am #

    “don’t for get the milk” his expression was priceless. loved it!

  25. Hannah 04/04/2011 at 1:18 pm #

    I accually made a pudding after seeing this yesterday 😉 <3 lovley ofcourse.

  26. Tiffany 04/04/2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Welp…now i want some pudding! 🙂


  27. Brittany Klein 11/04/2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I am absolutely in love with that couch!

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