Monday, February 20, 2012

Chocolate Pudding

Assembled July 31, 2011 from multiple Internet sources.
3 oz (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate
3 c milk + half-and-half (mixed)
1/4 c corn starch
1/2 c sugar
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla extract
In a 2-quart saucepan, heat 2-1/2 c of the milk/cream mixture with the chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted completely and milk is scalded. Mix cornstarch, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, and stir in remaining 1/2 c milk. Add to scalded dairy-chocolate mixture and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and smooth. Continue cooking, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, stir in vanilla and pour into serving dishes.  Cover with plastic film and chill. Serves 6.