Here’s a fantastic Pesach Cholov Yisroel pudding recipe that you can take on a picnic or just serve to family and friends at home. It was developed by Tnuva, the dairy people.
Vanilla Creme Patissiere
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
2 1/2 cups Kosher-for-Passover cookies, crushed
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 snack-size containers Kosher-for-Passover vanilla pudding
1 cup white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
2 tablespoons Kosher-for-Passover fruit-flavored liqueur (optional)
1 pound strawberries, stems removed, quartered or sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Kosher-for-Passover apple cider vinegar (or similar holiday substitute)
1/2 cup cherry jam
1 cup candied almonds or pecans, coarsely chopped
Prepare the cream: Whip the cream and powdered sugar until it forms soft peaks.
Put one vanilla pudding snack and white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on low heat until chocolate is melted. Add remaining pudding cups, and mix well.
Gently fold the whipped cream mixture into the chocolate. Place in piping bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Prepare the syrup: Place water and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for five minutes. Add the liqueur (if using) and allow to cool to room temperature.
Prepare the strawberries: Place the strawberries in a bowl and add sugar, vanilla and vinegar. Mix and set aside for 15 minutes. Strain the strawberries while reserving the liquid, set strawberries aside, and add the liquid to the syrup.
Assemble the dessert: Mix cookies with syrup, then layer at the bottom of individual dessert cups. Drizzle jam, then half the almonds, a layer of chocolate-cream mixture, a layer of strawberries, more cream, cookies, and the rest of the almonds. Top with the remaining strawberries and extra syrup.
Serve immediately or keep refrigerated for a few hours. If allowed to sit, the cookies will soak up the syrup and intensify the flavors.