Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Posted by: RisaG 11-12-99 7:44 PM

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Recipe By : Emeril's TV Dinners by Emeril Lagasse, p. 252
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chocolate Desserts

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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2 cups milk + 2 tbsp
3/4 cup sugar
4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
3 large egg yolks
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup whipped cream
2 oz semisweet chocolate shavings

Microwave Directions: Place chocolate in a 2 qt microwaveable container or souffle dish (corningware is best). Break it into pieces. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes, until chocolate just melts. Add sugar and the 2 cups milk and whisk until smooth. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until steaming but not boiling.

Whisk together cornstarch and 2 tbsp of milk. Slowly whisk cornstarch mixture into chocolate mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8 minutes, stirring till smooth at 5 minute mark.

In another small bowl, whisk yolks. Slowly whisk about 1 cup of chocolate mixture into eggs, then beat egg mixture into pudding mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds more until a few small bubbles appear around edges.

Whisk vanilla into pudding and cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature until cooled. Then refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap and beat with a wire whisk until smooth. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a shaving of chocolate on top.

Stovetop Directions In a medium size nonreactive saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar, then reduce heat to medium. Add chopped chocolate and whisk until it completely melts. Remove from heat.

Combine egg yolks, cornstarch, and remaining 2 tbsp milk in a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Slowly add chocolate mixture, whisking constantly, until it is all used. Pour mixture back into saucepan and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter and stir until butter melts.

Pour mixture into a glass bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap down over surface to prevent a skin from forming. Let cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap and beat with a wire whisk until smooth.

To serve, spoon into dessert bowls and garnish

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