Yes, I consider myself a food snob. I only dislike a few things and if they're present, I'm over it. When I found out what gave pudding its pudding-ness, I couldn't handle it anymore- thanks a lot gelatin! So here's a lovely and safe chocolate pudding recipe that is to die for. It's easy and satisfies your inner child, while pleasing your gourmet palate!
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbl cocoa
2 Tbl cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 cups whole milk
5 Tbl unsalted butter, cut into a few pieces
4 oz bittersweet/semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
-Whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together in a large saucepan. Whisk in yolks, cream and milk until fully incorporated, making sure to scrape corners of saucepan.
-Place saucepan over medium heat, whisk constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbling for 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until fully incorporated.
-If there are visible lumps, pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Lightly grease a piece of parchment and place on the top of the pudding to prevent it from forming a tough skin. Refrigerate until desired temperature.
*Top with homemade whip cream and sprinkles! Add any extract of your choice or spices to experience something a little different. Also, try it hot! It's yummy!