Barefoot Contessa's Double Chocolate Pudding

"From Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook. The following is Ina's introduction to the recipe: Remember My-T-Fine chocolate pudding? It's the ultimate comfort food. Well, I like to take something familiar and bump up the flavor with high-quality ingredients. This pudding gets its flavor from good cocoa powder and imported semisweet chocolate. It's the real thing and, surprise!, it's not much harder to make than the packaged kind, and it's sooooo much better."
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  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light yellow and thick in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on medium-high speed.
  • On low speed, add the cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Bring the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan and, with the mixer on low, slowly pour the hot milk into the chocolate mixture.
  • Combine well, then pour the mixture back into the pan.
  • Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon, until thickened.
  • If the mixture begins to curdle, remove it from the heat and beat it vigorously with a wire whisk.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate, butter, vanilla, and heavy cream, and mix until the chocolate and butter are melted.
  • Pour into serving bowls.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on the top of the pudding (to prevent a skin on top of pudding), and chill thoroughly.

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  1. This is good but for my taste it needs a little more chocolate, if you like really thick puddings then this is a great recipe to make, it is also very rich so a little goes a long way, also I added in a little more sugar than called for, thanks for sharing hon...Kitten:)
  2. I liked this, it had a nice semi-sweet chocolate flavor. I just don't think it's worth the extra work. I didn't find it much better than other simpler recipes. Mine also turned out lumpy and very thick. I did whisk it vigorously but couldn't get the lumps out. I enjoyed this with whipped cream. I made half of a recipe.
  3. I've made this several times and it's always turned out great. I love Ina's recipes! Roxygirl


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