Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chocolate Pudding

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chocolate pudding. I've never made pudding from scratch, so it was a fun experience, not to mention very simple. In the end, my pudding didn't taste much more amazing than the standard store-bought stuff, though it did have a better after-taste. I don't think that's a fault of the recipe, but rather the fact that I made it using relatively cheap chocolate. I absolutely intend to make this again, using some high-quality chocolate, just to see how much better it makes the pudding.

I didn't have too much time to take pictures of the pudding. I was rushed while making it, then when it was finally being served at a potluck, it was sort of forgotten until the end. I kept a bit of it and quickly threw it into a cup to take a couple pictures, but they're not pretty.

I took Dorie's suggestion and threw some unwhipped heavy cream on top, and I must say that made the pudding taste a bit better.

I might update this if I get around to making more of this pudding within a couple days, but as I said previously I'll splurge and get some high-quality chocolate. I really think it'll make a big difference.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 383

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Glad you tried it with the cream!

Peabody said...

Oh yes, you really need good chocolate or it isn't all that worth it.
I've never tried it with cream, bet that was good.

Pamela said...

That picture with the cream on top? Yum!

Steph said...

I kind of regret making mine with chocolate chips! Either way, it was delicious. Yours looks nice and glossy.

Bumblebutton said...

Oh that is too bad! But there are other desserts out there that you love, for sure!

Jayne said...

Yours looks delicious - and I wish I'd tried mine with some heavy cream on top - it looks great.

kim said...

yea, i think the quality of the choc really affects the pudding! it looks great, even if it didn't wow you... cream looks like a yummy addition :)

Heather B said...

cream and chocolate pudding? Count me in! Great job!

Jules Someone said...

Yeah, the quality of the chocolate makes a difference in the final product. Give it another try.

Elle said...

Yeah, you make another batch with better chocolate, and in the meantime, I'll take care of this batch for you. ;)

PheMom said...

It looks pretty good to me, but I agree you have to use good chocolate that you would just want to eat out of hand.

Barbara said...

I like the cream on top!

By all means, use a good chocolate. Use the one that you want to sneak out of the cabinet and nibble on when no one is looking!

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Yum-O! that is what I feel like saying when I looked at it.

Elle said...

Hey Garrett, I left you an award on my blog. :)

Dolores said...

I hope you get a chance to try it again with decent chocolate (skip the food processor step if you don't want to put out that much effort). And I'm with Pea, the cream sounds great.