What’s For Dinner?
Bloody (Eyeball) Pudding
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
Real blood pudding is pretty disgusting, a byproduct of pig slaughtering.
So, vanilla pudding with red melba sauce for blood is the modern way to go.
-- Meridith Ford
Hands on time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4
1 package vanilla pudding mix (6-serving package; requires 6 cups whole milk)
1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam
1/2 cup simple syrup (see note)
2 large marshmallows
4 black M&Ms
For melba sauce: Combine the raspberry jam with simple syrup in a small sauce pan. Using a whisk, stir gently over low heat until the jam melts and a thick sauce forms. Set aside to cool.
Cut the marshmallows in half with kitchen scissors; trim the edges to create an oval "eye" shape.
Put the cooled melba sauce into a piping bag or squirt bottle. Pipe squiggles of sauce from the center of the pudding to look like veins. Place a half marshmallow in the center of each "eye." Place the black M&M in the center of each eyeball. Devour.