Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Triple Chocolate Pudding

Another recipe from SaraBeth's Bakery. Randal bought me this book for christmas and this was the first recipe we made from it, and actually we made these puddings on new years eve, so I'm a little late in posting them but better late than never.
They were actually quite quick to make and Randal loved these puddings, one of his favourite desserts is the pot de creme from central market and these actually taste quite similar to that.

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate (no more than 62 percent cacao)
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
3 cups whole milk
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon dark rum
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over low heat. Place the butter in a heatproof bowl and melt the butter. Add the semisweet and unsweetened chocolates and let stand, stirring often, until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat.

2. Heat the milk and 1/3 cup of the sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat until steaming. Whisk the remaining 2/3 cup sugar with the cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a heatproof medium bowl. Add the eggs, yolk, and cream and whisk until well combined. Gradually whisk in about half of the hot milk mixture. Pour the cocoa mixture into the medium saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, whisking often, being sure to reach into the corners of the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and let boil for 30 seconds.

3. Remove from the heat. Add the melted chocolate mixture, rum, and vanilla and whisk until combined. Pour into six 8-ounce bowls. Cover each with a piece of plastic wrap, letting the plastic touch the surface of the pudding, and pierce a few times with the tip of a small sharp knife. Let cool until tepid, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

4. To serve, top each pudding with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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