Making Chocolate Pudding

If I were to give this a name, I’d call it serious, I-ain’t-playin’-no-games chocolate pudding. Unlike conventional American-style chocolate puddings it has bar chocolate mixed into it, which gives it extra body and deeper chocolate flavor. It’s not chocolate-mousse-thick, it’s much lighter than chocolate mousse, but you know when you take your first spoonful: there’s real chocolate in there. Start by assembling your ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients in a small saucepan.


Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This pudding has extra chocolate as requested (repeatedly) by reader Glenn. It’s no more difficult to make than the vanilla version, and yields a silky and delicious product that you’ll end up hiding from your kids. You’ll need:

1.75 ounces (1/4 cup) sugar
1.25 ounces (2 tablespoons, 2 teaspoons) cornstarch
1/2 ounce (2 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon) cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 ounces (2 cups) whole milk
2 egg yolks
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped fine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract