I made turkey pot pie for supper yesterday, prepping the filling in the morning, so all I had to do at suppertime was throw on the biscuit topping and pop it in the oven. That left me some extra time to make a lil’ somethin’ for dessert. It needed to be simple, quick, use ingredients I already had in the house, and yes, it had to be chocolate.
Since I already had my Joy of Cooking cookbook out, I took a quick glance through the recipe index and decided on chocolate pudding. Only a few ingredients and it whipped up in a heartbeat. Well, several heartbeats, but it was fast.
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding
1 3/4 C milk (I used skim)
1/2 C sugar
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/8 tsp. salt
Combine in a heavy saucepan. Heat over med-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted.
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 C milk
Mix together until smooth. Stir slowly into hot milk mixture. Stirring constantly, heat over medium heat until mixture just comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, stirring briskly, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
Pour into 5 or 6 ounce serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of the pudding. Chill for at least 2 hours. (Serves 4)
Have you ever had homemade pudding? Try this and you’ll never purchase that instant boxed stuff ever again! Enjoy!
(Oh, sorry, no photo. You think there’s anything left to take a picture of?)