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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

I can't find quite the right recipe to give you a link, so I'll just describe this to you--it's pretty easy and doesn't even require a candy thermometer (although admittedly it's not quite as easy as ripping open a box of Jell-O chocolate pudding...HOWEVER...it's MUCH MUCH tastier. :-)

Here's the idea. Mix sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch in a saucepan. Pour in cold whole milk (or whatever your diet will allow you). Boil til thick.

In another bowl, you've whisked an egg, and you pour the hot pudding mix in SLOWLY, whisking, and then you throw in 4 oz. of bittersweet chocolate chips. Whisk til smooth. That's it, baby.

If you can restrain yourself from eating it hot, put it in ramekins and cover with plastic wrap or wax paper. And then love the decadence---really, is there anything more amazingly comforting than chocolate pudding?

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