Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Quick Chocolate Pudding Recipe

T. was starting to feel a little under the weather the other night and I know what that calls for…Chocolate Pudding. He has always called that his medicine and I have a very quick recipe that makes great pudding in a couple of minutes!

Chocolate Pudding (adapted from Better Homes and Garden)

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups free milk
  • 4 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1. In a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the milk mixture into egg yolks.

2. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour pudding into a bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Serve warm or cold (do not stir during chilling). Makes 4 servings.

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!



sj said...

oh yum! homemade pudding is always the best!

Elle said...

Wow, that's so easy--love it!

Anne Coleman said...

The depth of flavor that homemade pudding has is unparalleled! Yummmmy!

Coach J said...

Hmm... I've always used good ol' Jello. I think I'll give this one a go. Oooh! Can you do rice pudding next?

Bob said...

I haven't had pudding in years, this is killing me! I need to make some now.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This looks calorie-wise too using the fat free milk:D

... said...

This is something that is truly under-rated. We always think about "buying" chocolate pudding, and never about making it from scratch. This is definitely something I wont to try out.

Peter M said...

Although I love chicken soup, a pudding would win out each and every time!

NuKiwi said...

Looks good enough to eat! LOL Can't go wrong with chocolate, eh? Yumm...

Unknown said...

I knew there had to be an easy way to make pudding from scratch!


Danni said...

Mmmmm....chocolate pudding....I'm making this tonight for my boys! :-)

Danni said...

It's safe to assume that the "3 cups free milk" means "non fat" or "fat free" milk, right?