Monday, September 13, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

I've never made, or even had homemade pudding before. I've never even thought about making it from scratch before, especially since it's rare that I even make the kind from a box. This pudding is rich and creamy and I loved it! It's definitely more decadent than the kind from a box and really easy to make too. Usually I don't have whole milk sitting around, but since Rylee turned 1 I always have a gallon or two in the fridge. It's nice when there's situations like this that come up.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
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1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 cups whole milk
1 large egg
4 ounces good semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped

Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, then gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and boil, whisking, until pudding is thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Immediately beat eggs lightly in a medium heat proof bowl, then very gradually add hot pudding to the egg, whisking constantly. Whisk in chopped chocolate until smooth.
Pour pudding into ramekins or custard cups and cover surface each with wax paper to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate, covered, until cool, at least 2 hours.

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  1. I know this sounds stupid, but I didn't even know you could make pudding from scratch.

  2. that's ok, sometimes i see things i didn't ever thinking about making at home either

  3. Oh yeah, there is nothing like homemade pudding. Looks delicious!!