I love recipes that are handed down in families. My friend, Stephanie, whips up a batch of this decadent chocolate pudding anytime she wants to pamper someone special. The recipe came from her grandmother, who (as you’ll see by the end of the recipe, transcribed from her recipe card) is quite the funny lady.
This is a little labor-intensive with all the stirring, but I like to think that earns the cook a second helping.
“Blend together in a 3 qt. saucepan the following:
-1 ½ c. sugar
-½ tsp. salt
-2 ½ Tbsp. Cornstarch
-1 Tbsp. Flour
Stir the following in gradually:
-3 c. milk
-3 oz. baking chocolate, melted (microwave is OK)
1. Cook over moderate heat stirring constantly until it boils.
Boil until the mixture thickens and there are no black particles from baking chocolate then remove from heat.
2. Take 3 egg yolks—beaten slightly in medium size bowl—and stir in some chocolate mixture slowly. Return the egg and mixture to the large pan and boil for another minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add:
-1 Tbsp. butter
-1 ½ tsp. vanilla
The filling is now ready for the pie shells or just pudding bowls.
For those of you who can’t double fractions I might be able to help.
( 2 ) pies
3 cups of sugar 6 cups of milk 2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp salt 6 oz. baking chocolate 3 tsp vanilla
5 tbsp Cornstarch 6 egg yolks
2 tbsp Flour”
Chocolate pudding photo credit: the also delicious Brownie Points blog