I'm making a rum cake from scratch and normally use a vanilla pudding mix. As that's the only pre-made product, I would like to make my vanilla pudding mix from scratch.
I saw a recipe for vanilla pudding and the ingredients are:
3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 whole vanilla beans (I always buy them from this site.)
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
The only milk powder I have at home is Peak which, according to Amazon, is a full-cream milk powder. I also don't have whole vanilla beans so I'll add a little more vanilla extract to the cake mix - maybe about 1/4-1/2tsp depending on the quantity.
Before I do that, can anyone tell me if this will be okay? I have no idea where to get nonfat dry milk powder - maybe Trader Joe's will have it.
I've always used the french vanilla mix - how do I make this into a french vanilla pudding mix?