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Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Serves: 6
Recipe by: Chef John V.
Prep time: about 20 minutes cooking, 1 hour to chill

Amount/Measure/Ingredient

3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 tbsp cornstarch

1 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten

Procedure:

In a few easy steps your done in 15 minutes!

Combine 3 cups of milk, brown sugar, chopped bitter sugar, vanilla and salt and heat over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Keep hot. While the chocolate is melting in the milk, combine the granulated sugar, cocoa and corn starch and sift into a bowl. Mix the 3 egg yolks with 1 cup of cold milk, whisk to blend well. Now combine the sifted cocoa mixture with the egg yolk mixture. Pour 1/3 of they yolk mixture into the cocoa, and stir until smooth, then add the remaining yolk mixture and stir it in.

You are now ready to make the pudding--- Your melted chocolate and milk should be almost boiling. Take about 3/4 of a cup of this hot mixture and pour it into the cool yolk mixture to warm it slightly, then pour all of this yolk mixture into the hot milk. Stir continusiully especially in the corners of the pot until the mixture comes just to a boil and is thick.

Pour into serving dishes and cool slightly. When no longer hot, cover each dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. The plastic wrap prevents a skin from forming on on the pudding. Serve with whipped cream if you like.

Make this with your kids and they will remember it the rest of their lives!

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