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Flashback: Rainbow Pudding


This week’s Flashback project comes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The colorful rainbow pudding from Katie Goodman’s Kid’s Kitchen column is the perfect festive snack to serve on March 17.
By Katie Goodman
Maybe you’re thinking: Why rainbow pudding for St. Patrick’s Day?
Well, St. Patrick’s Day folklore often revolves around the leprechaun, a short bearded fellow with a pot of gold. According to legend, the leprechaun’s pot of gold is hidden at the end of a rainbow. Those who find the pot of gold are granted three wishes in exchange for the leprechaun’s release. Since it is impossible to find the end of a rainbow, you’ll never uncover the pot of gold. Instead, you’ll have to test your luck with catching a leprechaun.
Many pudding recipes contain multiple egg yolks, which give vanilla pudding a yellow tint. In this recipe, I’ve opted to use fewer egg yolks than a typical recipe so that it’s easy to tint with food coloring, for a fun St. Patrick’s Day rainbow dessert for kids.

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