Double Chocolate Pudding

May 21st, 2010 by andrea | Filed under Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

Pudding is comfort food, and in this case it’s delicious, chocolatey and super easy to make. A small amount of this pudding goes a long way because it’s so rich. Normally, I’d serve the chocolate pudding with some lightly sweetened whipped cream but since I was making it for my munchkins, I didn’t bother. My 6-year-old exclaimed after eating a few bites, “Mommy, how did you make pudding so good?” Priceless! I told him I was magic.

I altered the recipe just a tad based on a few reviews I read about it on the epicurious.com website. I reduced the cornstarch to 1.5 tablespoons and used 1 cup of half & half and 1 cup of 2% milk. The pudding was thick enough without being too thick and had a nice, silky texture. If you substitute semi-sweet chocolate for the bittersweet chocolate, reduce the sugar a bit (bittersweet has less sugar). Serve as is or garnished with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and fresh berries. Enjoy!

Double Chocolate Pudding
-recipe from epicurious.com

It’s the extra chocolate that enriches and elevates this dessert from the simple to the sublime. And it takes about 2 minutes longer to prepare than pudding from a boxed mix. What a difference 2 minutes makes. Makes 6 servings.

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch (I used 1.5 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups light cream
3 ounces chopped bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in 1 cup of the cream until smooth, then whisk in the remaining 1 cup cream. Set the pan over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Continue to whisk and boil for 1 minute.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate and vanilla. Let stand for 5 minutes until the chocolate is melted, then stir gently until the pudding is smooth. (Do not stir too much or the pudding might thin out.)

Divide the pudding among 6 small dessert dishes. Let cool for about 20 minutes to serve warm and soft, or chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

Mothers’ Little Helpers
June 1999
by Melanie Barnard

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27 Responses to “Double Chocolate Pudding”

  1. Katie | 21/05/10

    Hi! Glad I found your blog…looks like you are going to be helping me make dinner! Everything looks very appetizing!

  2. the country cook | 21/05/10

    You are right…that IS comfort food at its finest! I love homemade pudding – you brought back memories of when I was a little girl and my mom would make homemade pudding for us! I think it’s best when it’s still hot

  3. Leslie | 21/05/10

    It looks delicious! Where are the coffee recipes, Company Girl?!?

  4. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates | 21/05/10

    Yum!! That sounds wonderful! Can’t believe I haven’t tried making my own pudding yet. This sounds like a great recipe to start with. Thanks for linking it!

  5. Sarah | 21/05/10

    Mmmm! Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah

  6. April Harris | 21/05/10

    I haven’t made pudding from scratch in years but I think I will be making your recipe soon – it sounds lovely!

  7. Andrea | 21/05/10

    This looks delicious!
    I write a food blog too and love finding other bloggers to share and link recipes with!
    Stop by sometime and say hi!

    -Andrea
    http://www.PumpkinTart.blogspot.com

  8. Melinda | 21/05/10

    Oh the cream would really add a rich flavor and texture! Yum!

  9. Kristal | 21/05/10

    Looks so yummy – my son loves to make homemade pudding!

  10. M | 22/05/10

    I love all things chocolate. That looks divine. I’m copying it to make soon.

  11. joyce | 22/05/10

    thanks for sharing this recipe as I adore pudding:-)
    Joyce

  12. Kathy | 22/05/10

    I made the pudding as-is, except I didn’t add the heavy cream–I don’t have any. Easy to make, and fabulous.

  13. Kathy | 22/05/10

    The flavor of this pudding was good, but the texture was horrible. 3 tablespoons of cornstarch is entirely too much – if I make this again, I’ll decrease that by at least 1T.

  14. Jerri | 22/05/10

    Looks very decadant! Yum! Thanks for linking for Friday Favorites!

  15. andrea | 22/05/10

    I used 1.5 tablspoons of cornstarch instead of the 3 tablespoons that the recipe called for.

  16. LydiaCate | 22/05/10

    I need a bowl of that RIGHT now, really! That looks so good!
    I’ve never made pudding from scratch…You’ve inspired me.
    Thanks! Love the comment from your little one! Too cute!

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  18. Christine | 28/05/10

    This looks so good! I’ve never made pudding from scratch and I am totally going to make this. Came over from Friendly Friday and now I’m starving :-)

  19. Emily | 31/05/10

    Looks so yummy – my son loves to make homemade pudding!

  20. Kylee | 15/06/10

    I need a bowl of that RIGHT now, really! That looks so good!
    I’ve never made pudding from scratch…You’ve inspired me.
    Thanks! Love the comment from your little one! Too cute!

  21. Megan | 27/06/10

    I have been making his pie since I saw it on air about 1 year ago and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so easy to make and the flavor is just amazing. It will be one of my truly favorite things.

  22. Megan | 27/06/10

    I haven’t tried making my own pudding yet. This sounds like a great recipe to start with. Thanks for sharing it!

  23. Megan | 1/07/10

    That looks so good!I’ve never made pudding from scratch…You’ve inspired me.Thanks for the share.

  24. Samantha | 2/07/10

    I haven’t tried making my own pudding yet. This sounds like a great recipe to start with. Love your blog.

  25. Diane | 8/07/10

    I made the pudding as-is, except I didn’t add the heavy cream–I don’t have any. Easy to make, and fabulous.

  26. Christy | 27/07/10

    That looks so good! I’ve never made pudding from scratch…You’ve inspired me, Thanks! Love the comment from your little one! Too cute!

  27. Ana in Miami | 3/08/10

    Oh, yummers! I will be trying this for sure.

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