Monday, April 17, 2017

My Favorite Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Recently, I was looking for my chocolate pudding recipe (NOT pictured above). I couldn't find my recipe. It must be in a storage box 'who knows' where.

I started making the pudding. I have made 1/2 a recipe several times, as well as the full recipe. I couldn't remember if I used 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 2 1/2 cups of milk, or if I needed 1 or 2 eggs, etc...

I Googled, "homemade chocolate pudding from scratch." Believe it or not, Google wasn't much help. None of the recipes on the first page had eggs in them. Then I Googled, "homemade chocolate pudding with eggs." Still no help. The recipes that came up only talked about why they didn't use egg, or called for chopped semi sweet chocolate bars, and weird stuff.

"Thanks a lot, Google!"

The resulting pudding wasn't that great. The texture was a little grainy and loose. :/

So, a couple weeks ago, when we visited my family, I took a picture of my Mom's copy of the recipe. Now I am going to post it here on my blog. That way I will never lose it again. :)

This chocolate pudding recipe is adapted from the Storey's Guide To Raising Dairy Goats   Goat Milk Pudding Recipe. It is the best homemade pudding recipe, in my opinion. :)

My Favorite Chocolate Pudding

2 1/2 cups whole milk
Scant 1/2 cup of sugar
Scant 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
Pinch salt
1 egg
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 TBS. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

• Mix 2 cups of milk, the sugar, the cocoa powder, and the salt in a heavy sauce pan. Heat slowly.

• While milk is heating, beat the egg. Add to milk mixture, and bring to scalding point, stirring constantly.

• Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, and add to scalding milk, again stirring constantly. Stir until thickened, and remove from heat.

• Add butter and vanilla extract.

• Chill and serve or serve warm if you prefer. Enjoy!

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