Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rich Chocolate Pudding

Last Friday my husband had his wisdom teeth removed. Everything went well and he is recovering fine but he will be on a soft food diet for the rest of the week. One of his favorite snacks is chocolate pudding so I decided to take a few minutes out of my day to make him some homemade chocolate pudding.

This recipe came together rather quickly and was not at all difficult to make. The pudding was rich and delicious. My husband enjoyed it and I am sure he will be requesting it again soon.

Once again I apologize for the lack of posts lately. There are only 22 more days until Graduation, I can not wait!! I hope to begin blogging on a more regular basis once I am out of school and only have work to worry about.

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding, for Two
Source: Cooks Illustrated

1 ounce bittersweet chocolate , chopped
1 tablespoon cocoa , preferably Dutched
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch table salt
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave. Cool slightly.
2. Whisk together cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, and salt in heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add milk all at once and whisk to incorporate. Whisk in melted chocolate.
3. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat, whisking until smooth. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly with heatproof rubber spatula or wooden spoon and making sure to scrape edges of pan, for 2 minutes. (Mixture will become thick and glossy.)
4. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour pudding through fine-mesh strainer and into heatproof bowl, pushing gently with spatula or spoon and leaving any solids in strainer. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until completely chilled. (Pudding will keep for up to 2 days.) Gently stir pudding before transferring to individual bowls and serving.


Becky said...

Yum this looks great! My hubby loves chocolate pudding and he will be excited when I try out your homemade recipe not the box!
Thank you!!

Jessica said...

This looks and sounds delicious! Yay for 22 more days!

That Girl said...

My husband has been eating pudding for breakfast every morning.

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks wonderful and hope you're doing well!

Kira said...

I've been wanting to make homemade pudding. This recipe looks delicious.

Erin said...

Looks delicious! I have been meaning to try chocolate pudding for a long time. Last time I made it, the pudding was too much for my food processor and I just made a big mess :)

Britni said...

I am going to have to try this out. This looks delicious!!!

Tracy said...

Mmmmmmmm this looks so yummy! Hope your husband continues to get better and good luck with your final days of school!!

Melody said...

I have always made pudding from the box and now I am put to shame! I am trying this recipe just to say that I've made pudding from scratch! :)

Carmen said...

This looks delicious! Definitely going to try it out someday!