Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chocolate pudding

Chocolate pudding. Its a comfort dessert classic that I predict will be having a major resurgence in popularity very very soon. So if you want to be in with the in crowd check out this chocolate pudding recipe. Your foodie friends will be envious of your uber cool retro 'slow food' dessert.

The recipe I've listed is pretty basic. Don't let its simplicity deceive you, it has a very complex deep flavor, something that you won't be getting out of a box. You also won't be getting any artificial color, flavors, no preservatives, additives, HFCS or PHO's.

What you WILL get is this; 10 generous half cup servings that are only 128 calories a serving!! When you compare that to the '100 calorie packs' that are all the rage now a days you'll be happy with what you see, and taste. Not only are you DOUBLING the serving size (100 cal packs are 1/4 c each) but they taste about a million times better!

Chocolate Pudding
makes 10 half (1/2) cup servings

4 c 2% milk
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 c corn starch
pinch salt
1 t vanilla
1 T butter

Sift sugar, cocoa powder and corn starch together. This will break up any lumps ensuring a smooth pudding.

Add milk and whisk well. The cocoa powder will cause the mixture to be very foamy at first. Cook over medium high heat. As the mixture heats the bubbles will dissipate.

Whisk well, this will help the pudding stay smooth and lump free. Pay attention to the bottom of the pan, using your whisk on the bottom will help avoid scorch spots. Bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour hot pudding into mugs and allow to cool. If you want to avoid the 'skin' on the top of the pudding cover with plastic wrap directly on top of hot liquid immediatly after pouring. If you're like the Kitchen Witch and dig the pudding skin then leave the plastic wrap on the roll and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts - 10 Servings (1/2 cup ea)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128.1
Total Fat 3.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 10.9 mg
Sodium 56.6 mg
Potassium 66.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 20.1 g
Protein 4.1 g


byoung5 said...

I have had this delicious treat and let me tell you, it is Darn Good, Whipped Cream on top can only make it better, Right?

mamabear4 said...

mmm yummy! I love it with some mini marshmallows tossed in... they get all melty and gooey just like in hot chocolate, but its so much tastier! But I'm pretty sure mini marshmallows have some of your forbidden ingredients... ;-)

Andrea said...

One of these days I'm going to make homemade marshmallows. And they will find themselves in the pudding. Oh yes it will be incredible :)

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