Heat 1 tablespoon of instant coffee, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 3 tablespoons of hot water, and a small amount of Rum (optional) in a pan.
Heat 1 tablespoon of your favorite jam, 1 tablespoon of hot water, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a pan.
Heat 25 g of granulated sugar, and 1.5 tablespoons of water in a pan, and once it's brown and bubbly, add 2 tablespoons of hot water.
Whisk the cornstarch and sugar in the sauce pan thoroughly, and gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.
Heat the pan over medium heat, once the mixture comes to a simmer, lower the heat to low heat, and stir constantly with a wooden spatula for 3 minutes.
Pour the mixture into molds moistened with water, and chill in the fridge until it sets (if you want the surface to be nice and smooth, wet the tips of your fingers, and level out the surface with your fingers).
Serve with your favorite sauce. Espresso sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
On the back of a cornstarch package, I found a recipe for milk pudding. It seemed to be an easy recipe, so I added my own twist to it.
The only hint I can think of is to stir constantly while heating the mixture in the pan. If there are lumps in the mixture, use a strainer to make it smooth. You don't have to be precise to make this dessert. Chill really well before serving.