Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Way back in July, I had a lot of milk to use before it expired so we decided to make pudding. While the basic Better Homes & Gardens Chocolate Pudding is tasty, I wanted to try The Best Creamy Chocolate Pudding recipe I ripped from the September & October 2011 issue of Cook's Illustrated.
It did not disappoint. It makes the BH&G one taste bland and boring. Probably because this ones uses heavy cream and whole milk plus espresso powder plus cocoa powder & bittersweet chocolate. Apparently, too much cocoa butter makes for a grainy tasting pudding, but this recipe has just the right combination of cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate for lots of chocolate flavor without a grainy texture.
It's a lot of whisking but totally worth the extra effort. Smooth, creamy, chocolaty, not chalky, and wee hints of coffee and vanilla flavors.
Definitely a make again pudding.

Recipe here.

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