Tuesday, March 28, 2006

chocolate pudding

My oldest son has developed a craving for chocolate pudding since track practice restarted. I was making the Jello box stuff, and decided I could do better, so I went back to the cornstarch pudding my mother had us make. I have tweaked the recipe to make, what I think is a pretty good one.
I like to cook on the stovetop, but after many trials, find it scorches less in the microwave.

1/3 cup Droste Cocoa (I am a good Dutch girl)
1/4 cup corn starch
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Wisk together in a 2 quart bowl so you have lots of room for stiring without it sloshing over the edge.

Slowly wisk in 2 cups of milk. (I've been using 2%)

Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Wisk. Microwave in one minute intervals, wisking between, until pretty thick--it will stick to the edges a bit at the done part. It takes about 3 1/2-5 more minutes in my microwave.
Wisk in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Let cool, wisking about every 3-5 minutes for the first 15, unless you, like my son, like pudding skins!
Pour into cups you have rinsed with cold water. (then the pudding won't stick)
Enjoy warm or cold!


JudyL said...

Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to get home and try this.

Judy L.

Nancy said...

Wonder how this would turn out made with Splenda? I know some recipes need the sugar for the "chemistry" of the recipe and some just for the sweetening. I just might give it a try with a 1/2 recipe.

Dawn said...

Oh Lynn! There is nothing more that makes me drool is cooked chocolate pudding! The homemade kind like you made! I love it! But I like your microwave idea - I've never tried that before! Darn I'm going to have to go home and play!

Renna said...

I saw your comment and link on MOMMY SWEET MOM's, and ran right over here! ;-) Just last night, I was wishing we had some Jello boxed pudding on hand (we didn't). Then I got to thinking, "it would be healthier if I made it from scratch, I'm sure". I had planned to dig out a recipe today, but saw yours first! :-)