Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Chocolate Pudding

Seriously - chocolate pudding. This is not something I would normally crave. I'm sure it has been years since I have even eaten pudding. But I got a hankering, and then my curiosity took over (how do you make that stuff, anyway?!)

It turns out it is easy and yummy and now I wish I had more. It was a little too sweet for my taste, so I may experiment with less sugar next time, but otherwise I had no complaints - it was exactly what I would want chocolate pudding to taste like.

Chocolate Pudding, slightly modified from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 2/3 cups milk (I used 1%)
- 4 egg yolks, whisked
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Put sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt in medium saucepan, and mix together. Add milk, and heat over medium, stirring constantly, until beginning to bubble and thicken - cook for two more minutes, continuing to stir. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the milk mixture into the egg yolks, then return egg and milk mixture to saucepan. Continue stirring over medium heat until it comes to a very gentle boil; cook for two more minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Mix well, then pour through fine mesh strainer into bowl and cover with plastic wrap pressed to surface to chill.


gigi said...

mmm, i wish i had a spoon and could dive right in. yum.

Brittany said...

Oh my. Yum. I'm 12 again. Sigh.

Emiline said...

I went through this a few months ago. (The desire to make chocolate pudding)
It IS really easy, and a good pie filling. I'm sure you could make it even better if you used some high quality dark chocolate.

Meg said...

Oh, especially today, that sounds (and looks. nice picture) so, so good. I don't know what it is about November (and December. And... )gray, but it triggers my desire for chocolate. And coffee.

Tartelette said...

B. requests homemade pudding frequently and I jazz it up a bit by adding either wome liqueur or peanut butter. This looks very comfortig!

canarygirl said...

I’ve been craving pudding for a couple of weeks now, and yesterday finally made yours! What a great recipe! Delicious, easy and the perfect texture. I took your advice for less sugar, and only added 2/3 cup. Thanks for posting! :)

Peter M said...

I followed the link to your blog from Nikki's Canary Girl and wow...no more Jello instant pudding!

Guillield Swan said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I make it like... twice a week now