Homemade English Chocolate Pudding

"The English call any dessert a pudding, but this is really pudding! You can use your preference of milk, the more fat you use the richer it will be. I did not include the 3 hour chill time. Enjoy this chilled dessert after any meal. Enjoy!"
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  • 3 cups milk
  • 34 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped finely (you can use anything from generic chocolate chips to a high quality chocolate, you get what you pay )
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • chocolate shavings, to garnish


  • Scald milk in a saucepan over medium low heat (bring it almost to a boil in a thick bottomed saucepan, stirring constantly). Remove from heat, immediately add chocolate and stir until it has melted.
  • Whisk together eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl. I would get these ready in the bowl before I prepare the milk.
  • Add the warm chocolate milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking contents in the bowl constantly and then pour mixture back into pot.
  • Cook gently over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon for 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • Divide pudding among six ramekins or small bowls, cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours and up to 2 days. Serve puddings topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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  1. I'mPat
    I made for a 4 serve recipe but got 6 serves, my sweet bowls are small but only used 1 large egg (the recipe called for 1 1/3 scaled back to 4 serves) and used a good quality Lindt milk chocolate but the taste of the chocolate did not come ouut as much as we would have liked, will consider a dark chocolate next time (even the DM agreed to this one and usually prefers milk chocolate in recipes hence why I used milked chocolate) but still very enjoyable, thank you Nif, made for Went to Market tag game.
  2. Lucky in Bayview
    Really delicious pudding. For whatever reason, my pudding was a little gritty. I topped it with whipped cream and enjoyed every bite. Thanks for posting.
  3. PaulaG
    So much better than pudding out of a box. I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips that were blended in the Vita-Mix. After scalding the milk everything went back into the Vita-Mix for a quick blending before cooking on the stove top. The pudding was garnished with fresh strawberries.
  4. breezermom
    What's not to like? I decided to use a double-boiler so my pudding wouldn't seize up on me, since I sometimes have a problem with that. Lots of stirring, but with the double boiler, I was able to run open the door or answer the phone without horrible consequences! Delicious pudding. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT8.
  5. CJAY8248
    Other than the constant stirring time this was easy enough to make and tasted great. I used whole milk and chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8.


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