July 15, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Pudding

I've found my new favorite dessert. Yes, I must say that every week. I think I should say that I've found my new favorite cookbook as I have loved every recipe I've made.

Chocolate pudding has always been such a simple, sweet treat.

Melissa from Its Melissas Kitchen chose this week's TWD recipe. It was almost as easy as making pudding from a box, but it tasted so much better.

Like Dorie, I grew up on boxed pudding (made with skim milk). I did know it could be made from scratch, but that is one recipe that was discouraged at my house. I now know why. I could probably make this each week and not grow tired of it.

This is a cornstarch-thickened pudding. I mixed it in the food processor and as Dorie explained, that ensured a lump-free pudding and incorporated some air. I used dark cocoa powder and whole milk in my recipe and got the smoothest, best-tasting pudding I have ever eaten.

After a quick taste test, I still have 5 servings left. I think I will try layering one serving with a granola mix for a crunchy/salty/sweet treat. I'll also mix up some fresh whipped cream to top my next serving.

Thanks Melissa for a great recipe.

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Pamela said...

Wow! Layering with some granola sounds like a delicious idea. Great job.

MacDuff said...

I love the granola idea. I was thinking it'd be good on fruit, too since it's kind of bitter. Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures ~ especially the one next to the window. I really loved this pudding, too.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad you discovered a love of pudding! looks good!

Anne said...

I love your photos, they look awesome! Nice job, it looks delicious.

Nickki said...

Your pudding looks lovely! Like you, I could easily make this every week and not get tired of it. I do like the idea of adding granola.

Jaime said...

glad you found your favorite pudding recipe, it looks great!