Chocolate Custard Corn Pone

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings

Ingredients
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup white cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Custard, recipe followsCustard:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
Directions
  • Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Line it with a disk of parchment paper or buttered waxed paper. Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water or in a small bowl set over a saucepan of just-simmering water. Remove from the heat.

  • Put the flour, cornmeal, sugar, chile powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir together with a whisk. Stir in the eggs and buttermilk, then stir in the chocolate mixture. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until set and a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Break the corn bread into 1-inch chunks. Spread in a shallow 2-quart baking dish.

  • Custard: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water or in a small bowl set over a saucepan of just-simmering water. Remove form heat. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the milk, cream, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar and bring to a scald. Meanwhile, put the remaining sugar and the egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk just to blend. While gently whisking the yolks, drizzle in the hot cream mixture so the yolks are gradually warmed up. Whisk in the melted chocolate.

  • Using a fine sieve, strain the custard over the corn bread chunks. Wiggle the chunks around so they are well soaked. Place the baking dish in a roasting pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until the custard is set.


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