by Tammy Taylor
We enjoy a sweet dessert from time to time after supper, and when I’m having a chocolate craving nothing can beat homemade chocolate pudding. Pudding is one of the easiest desserts to whip up and the thick, rich chocolate flavor and silky-smooth texture really satisfies the Choco-Monster in me. I’ll show my pudding-making procedure here and I’ll share the recipe below. First I lay out my ingredients.
Some pretty wholesome ingredients, huh? Only sugar, cocoa, non-fat milk, flour, butter and egg yolks along with boiling water and a splash of vanilla. There are no scary hard-to-pronounce ingredients here! Here’s how I put it all together: First I put 1/3 rounded cup of cocoa, 1/3 rounded cup of flour, a dash of salt and 1 1/4 cups of sugar into my skillet and stir with my spatula until it’s all mixed. I add 1 cup of boiling water and 3 tablespoons of butter and turn the heat on medium. As I stir, the butter melts slowly.
When the butter is all melted I add 1 1/2 cups of milk and stir. In my measuring cup I blend three egg yolks into the 1/2 cup of tap water and pour it into the pudding, still stirring constantly.
Soon the whole pan full of chocolate deliciousness will thicken to pudding consistency.
When it’s as thick as I like it I’ll pull it from the stove and add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla and allow the pudding to cool slightly. We enjoy our pudding slightly warm so I ladle it into cute vintage jelly canning jars and chocolate decadence is only a spoon away!
How easy is that? Homemade pudding in really no more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff, but with wholesome and real ingredients. Looks pretty good huh?? You can even mix the dry ingredients into a ziplock baggie & make note of the wet ingredients needed and you have your own convenience food for those rushed nights.
Yes, I’m willing to share the recipe. (I’m just good like that) Go ahead, give it a try!
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~TMR~ Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 C Boiling Water
- 1/2 Cup Tap Water
- 1 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/3 Rounded Cup Cocoa
- 1/3 Rounded Cup Flour
- 1 Dash Salt
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 3 Egg Yolks
In a skillet mix dry ingredients together. Add boiling water and butter and mix well – place on stove burner set to medium heat. When butter is melted add milk and stir. Place egg yolks in measuring cup with the 1/2 cup cool water and mix thoroughly. Pour this mixture into the pudding and continue stirring and cooking over medium heat until thickened. If preferred, you can garnish with whipped cream
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