Chocolate Pudding

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the Pudding:
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cinnamon Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions

Make the pudding: Whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl.

Combine the milk, chocolate and salt in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the chocolate melts. Gradually pour the hot chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Pour back into the saucepan and stir until thick, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, then divide among 6 to 8 dessert cups or dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Meanwhile, make the cinnamon cream: Whip the cream with the sugar in a bowl until it just holds soft peaks; fold in the cinnamon. Serve with the pudding.

Photograph by Con Paulos


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