Sunday, November 28, 2010

Double Chocolate Pudding

I know Chocolate Pudding. Who eats chocolate pudding anymore?  I do. Not often, but last week I just had the urge for some deep, thick, homemade, chocolate pudding with a touch of whipped cream. (The urge resulted in my making Chocolate Cream pie for Thanksgiving later, but that's another post)

This pudding is simply so delicious and easy to make. It is rich too, so I would not portion it into big bowls. A little of this pudding goes a long way. 

Ingredients and Method:

1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
Whipped cream

In a measuring cup add 1/2 cup of the cold milk to the cornstarch. Mix thoroughly and pour into medium saucepan. Turn to medium heat and immediately add cocoa powder, sugar, salt, balance of milk, and three beaten egg yolks. Mix well. Stir constantly until the mixture just begins to simmer. Add half and half and vanilla extract and continue to heat until the pudding thickens. Do not boil!  When it has thickened (approximately seven minutes) remove from heat and add chocolate. (The mixture may appear lumpy, that's ok, don't worry it will smooth out just fine)  Stir the chocolate until completely melted and incorporated into the pudding.

Pour into serving dishes, and refrigerate for 2 hours until completely cooled. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy, and don't say I didn't warn you. This is addictive pudding, I'm tellin' ya. I got a bet for ya. You got a chocolate craving?  You won't after you eat one of these.


trolley said...

Thank you! i was craving chocolate and found this. no chocolate in the house now but i'll just look at this and dream. can't wait to make it.

Becca said...

This looks soooooo chocolate-y!

Peggy said...

what a beautiful treat! simple desserts like this are what make me really happy!