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Chocolate Pudding

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Introduction

We're talking pure, all-encompassing bliss. When you eat this cooled, it is like chocolate satin cream and almost shocking in its pleasurable intensity. But I love it straight out of the pan, too, when it is like the best hot chocolate you've ever had, in spoonable form.

We're talking pure, all-encompassing bliss. When you eat this cooled, it is like chocolate satin cream and almost shocking in its pleasurable intensity. But I love it straight out of the pan, too, when it is like the best hot chocolate you've ever had, in spoonable form.

Chocolate Pudding
Photo by Lis Parsons

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups
  • 250 millilitres full fat milk
  • 125 millilitres double cream
  • 60 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 35 grams cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water (from recently boiled kettle)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 grams dark chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water (from recently boiled kettle)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)

Method

  1. Put the kettle on, and warm the milk and cream together in a saucepan or in a bowl in the microwave.
  2. Put the sugar and cornflour into another saucepan and sieve in the cocoa powder. Add the 2 tablespoons of boiling water and whisk to a paste.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolks, one at a time, followed by the warmed milk and cream, then the vanilla extract.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the pan and put it on a lowish heat, cooking and whisking for about 3-4 minutes until the mixture thickens to a mayonnaise-like consistency.
  5. Take off the heat and whisk in the finely chopped chocolate, before pouring into 4 small cups or glasses, each with a capacity of about 150ml / two-thirds of a cup.
  6. Cover the tops of the cups or glasses with clingfilm, letting the clingfilm rest on the chocolate surface, to stop a skin forming, and refrigerate once they are cooler. Make sure they are not still fridge-cold when you serve them. You can add a blob of cream on top if you like.
  1. Put the kettle on, and warm the milk and cream together in a saucepan or in a bowl in the microwave.
  2. Put the sugar and cornstarch into another saucepan and sieve in the unsweetened cocoa. Add the 2 tablespoons of boiling water and whisk to a paste.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolks, one at a time, followed by the warmed milk and cream, then the vanilla extract.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the pan and put it on a lowish heat, cooking and whisking for about 3-4 minutes until the mixture thickens to a mayonnaise-like consistency.
  5. Take off the heat and whisk in the finely chopped chocolate, before pouring into 4 small cups or glasses, each with a capacity of about 150ml / two-thirds of a cup.
  6. Cover the tops of the cups or glasses with clingfilm, letting the clingfilm rest on the chocolate surface, to stop a skin forming, and refrigerate once they are cooler. Make sure they are not still fridge-cold when you serve them. You can add a blob of cream on top if you like.

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What 6 Others have said

  • Amazing recipe! It is so good that my husband wanted to eat chocolate pudding every day :)

    Posted by Ana.Vera on 22nd May 2014
  • I absolutely love this pudding! I only had skim milk and half-and half in the house, so I used those instead and just cooked it slightly longer - so good. I also added fresh blackberry puree along with the egg yolks. I think next time I'll try raspberry....dreaming of it already :)

    Posted by Kellycstock on 21st July 2013
  • This is what a single mum needs on a rainy day while she has got an hour of me-time (because baby is asleep ;) ). So easy to make. Even easier to enjoy.

    Posted by sugarmouserl on 10th June 2013
  • Have made this recipe several times I LOVE it

    Posted by bronsgran on 22nd October 2012
  • i made this for my best friend as a birthday present, as she ADORES desserts. it really brought a huge smile upon her face. and it's so simple to make. thank you! :D

    Posted by Akanksha8898 on 6th February 2012
  • I am going to make this for my sisters birthday :D

    Posted by jevonkelly on 28th October 2011
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