Chocolate Pudding

1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Place over medium heat, and stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in margarine and vanilla. Let cool briefly, and serve warm, or chill in refrigerator until serving.

Banana Pudding


2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
6 oz vanilla wafer cookies


1.  In a medium saucepan combine sugar, flour, and salt.  Add eggs and stir well.  Stir in milk, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly.  When mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat and continue to stir, cooling slightly.  Stir in vanilla and butter until smooth.
2.  In 9×13 inch dish, layer pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers.  Chill at least one hour in refrigerator before serving.