Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chocolate Pudding

Did you know that you can make chocolate pudding from scratch? OK, call me sheltered, but it was only recently that I learned that all pudding does not come out of a Jell-0 box. I came across a recipe for homemade chocolate pudding that whetted my appetite and my curiosity.

You need:

1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cups sugar or honey
4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk the cornstarch and cocoa powder together in a medium sized pot. Make sure there are no lumps. Add about 1 cup of milk and the sugar. Whisk together until there are no lumps. Stir in the rest of the milk over medium to medium-high heat and stir continuously. (This is the hard part. You might want to switch out with someone else if your hand gets tired.) Heat until the mixture starts to thicken. Simmer for no longer than 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. You can eat it warm (which is really yummy) or cool to set and eat cold (which is really good, too!).

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