Archive for 07/10/2009

chocolate pudding

Posted: 07/10/2009 in recipes

this recipe was requested so here it is. 🙂 it is from the better homes and garden cookbook.

this is easy and delicious! if you like the skin on top (like my mom!) then let it cool in it’s individual cups before putting a lid or wrap on the top. i personally do not like the skin so i put the lid on immediately!

3/4 cup of sugar

3 tbsp cornstarch (make sure it’s all natural and not genetically modified)

1/3 cocoa (i use hershey’s special dark cocoa)

2 2/3 cups of half n half (organic, preferred)

4 beaten eggs yolks

1 tbsp butter

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

in a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, cocoa. stir in half and half. cook and stir mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. cook and stir for 2 minutes more. remove pan from heat. gradually stir 1 cup of milk mixture into egg yolks. add egg mixture to milk mixture in pan. bring milk mixture 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 individual custard dishes or bowls. cover. refrigerate.

the recipe says 4 servings but i think it’s more like 6.