I love baking, cooking and making delicious desserts. In fact I have a sweet tooth and like eating sweet stuff too. I started baking and cooking years ago, when I was perhaps 10 or 12, when I made my first donuts for the family. Ever since, there’s been no looking back. I enjoy cooking for family and friends, and especially old people and small kids, although all the desserts I make wouldn’t classify as kid’s treats. But this one sure does.
Chocolate is the ultimate treat for the senses. Whether you’re a child or an adult, chocolate is plain irresistible. And what if you have loads of great tasting unsweetened chocolate in your chocolate pudding; and of course the pudding doesn’t taste bitter. I promise this pudding will be enjoyable for the whole family. My family and friends just loved it!
Use good quality unsweetened chocolate, that enhances the taste of the pudding.
This recipe is from one of my favourite food writers and chefs, David Lebovitz. He lives in Paris and is passionate about food, culture and travel. He also runs a fantastically successful blog and his writing is fun and sometimes cheeky, but mostly a whiff of fresh air. The recipe is called Chocolate Pudding, what else, and it is taken from The Great Book Of Chocolate.
I didn’t garnish my puddings but they still turned out yum!
Here’s the recipe.
2 cups (500 ml) milk
4 ounces (115 gms) unsweetened chocolate chopped
6 tablespoons (75 gms) sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons chocolate extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (250 ml) whipped cream
3 tablespoons shaved bittersweet chocolate
1 In a small saucepan, warm the milk and the chocolate until the chocolate has melted. ( It may not be completely smooth)
2 In a medium saucepan make a slurry by whisking together the sugar, cornstarch and egg yolks. Gradually whisk the warm milk and chocolate into the slurry.
3 Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with the whisk, until the pudding thickens, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in the chocolate extract.
4 Divide the pudding among 4 custard cups and chill thoroughly before serving.
5 Garnish the puddings with a dollop of whipped cream and the shaved bittersweet chocolate.