This Tuesday is Chocolate Pudding. Nice, plain and simple. Oh so rich and creamy and choco-lot-y. Lots of chocolate taste.
I had never created a pudding that I actually had to cook. You know, I purchase the Jello Pudding that is instant, fat free and sugar free. The boys and I eat it quite frequently for a bed time snack with good old sugar free fat free cool whip. I know. B o r i n g.
When Dorie's Chocolate Pudding was chosen for today I was pretty excited.
I bought whole milk (I never buy whole milk) I bought the good chocolate, the good unsweetened cocoa, real butter-which I have been using a ton of lately, I might add!
The pudding is to die for. It is thick and creamy and oh so chocolaty. I already said that, didn't I. Yesterday I picked oodles of gallons or raspberries and strawberries at the pick your own farm so I added raspberries and heavy whipping cream. I couldn't resist.
Instead of creating six servings per recipe I ended up with two very large servings. So chocolaty that Troy stated the pudding tasted cake-like. Tyler and Troy snarfed up most of the pudding last night during the Homerun Derby where I might add Justin Morneau and Josh Hamilton squared off and JUSTIN MORNEAU won. So, I have to say, I am now ok with the Home Run Derby and quite excited that we have tickets to see the Twins take on the Texas Rangers (who Josh Hamilton plays for) on Saturday. It could be a Home Run Fun Fest.
My chocolate pudding was not very photogenic. I had already covered it with cream and raspberries when I remembered I needed to photo it. Oops.
2 1/4 C whole milk
6 T sugar
2T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 t salt
2 egg yolks
5 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and warm
2 T butter
1 t vanilla
I don't have a food processor, oh, the horror! I may have to purchase one for my Kitchen Aid mixer. I used my Kitchen Aid blender instead.
Bring 2 C milk and 3 T sugar to boil, put cocoa, cornstarch and salt into food processor and whirl to blend. Turn out onto wax paper. 3T sugar, egg and egg yolk into processor, blend 1 minute, add 1/4 c milk and pulse to mix, add dry ingredients and blend. Slowly pour in hot milk mixture, process, place into saucepan. Whisk to think wh ile cooking-don't boil, about 2 minutes. Scrape pudding into processor, pulse, add chocolate, butter and vanilla and pulse. Pour into serving dishes and cool.
YUM. Warning: Do not figure our nutrition information. If you are going to consume this you do not want to know :)