Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hot Chocolate Pudding

Sixty four percent of moms say JELL-O Pudding is a favorite snack for kids. Jello Website

That's a lot of pudding! I can see the appeal (or repulsion) of pudding - smooth creamy custard that just slides down the throat. No chewing required. A healthy alternative to buying premade pudding or powder from the store is to make your own. By doing this, you can avoid the added chemicals and that strange aftertaste that lingers in the mouth.

This hot chocolate pudding is very easy to assemble and uses ingredients found in most kitchens - milk, sugar, cocoa powder, flour and milk. It only takes about 10 minutes to whisk everything together and pour into dishes. The pudding is smooth and chocolately and is best enjoyed thoroughly chilled. Just remember to stay vigilant - if you leave it unattended it will burn quickly.

If you like, throw in a strip of orange rind for flavouring and fish it out before you pour out the pudding. Add a dollop of whipped cream and/or a few fresh berries and you have a quick and yummy dessert that everyone will enjoy.

"The proof of the pudding is in the eating." Miguel de Cervantes

Recipe: Hot Chocolate Pudding


Jasmine said...

Oh my!

I love pudding.

All kinds.

But especially chocolate.


Tanna said...

Just remember to stay vigilant - if you leave it unattended it will burn quickly.
I would have said Just remember to stay vigilant - if you leave it unattended it will be gone.
Oh my yes I love chocolate.

miltonmama said...

ooh canadian baker! Your orange rind suggestion sounds faabulous.
I have made this pudding many many times (in my pregnancy especially!)and my suggestion to anyone who tries this and gets addicted is to premix the dry ingredients into ziplock bags. All you need to do is add milk. Pretty instant and sure tastes better than JELLO!
Ever the grateful recipient of your goodies,
your neighbour

Canadian Baker said...

Jasmine - Me too!

Tanna - LOL! You're quite right about disappearing pudding - mine is all gone!

MiltonMama - What a fantastic suggestion! You are always a source of inspiration. :)

sam said...

I love the things you make and bake. You constantly remind me of things I overlook. Pudding is so simple and delicious. Thanks!

Su-Yin said...

oh wow! that looks so simple to do! Will definitely try it.