- HEAT 2 ½ cups milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan set over medium, stirring until sugar dissolves and bubbles start to form around the sides of the pan, about 5 min. Add chocolate and stir constantly until chocolate is melted, 4 min. Remove from heat.
- WHISK yolks, cocoa, cornstarch and remaining ½ cup milk in a medium bowl. Whisk constantly while quickly adding one-third of hot chocolate mixture. Pour mixture back into the pot and set over medium.
- WHISKING constantly, bring the pudding to a gentle boil and continue to stir until it thickens, 1 to 2 min. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a large shallow bowl. Place plastic wrap directly onto pudding to prevent skin forming and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Remove plastic wrap and gently stir pudding before serving in ramekins.
Milk Chocolate Pudding: replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate. Decrease sugar to1/3 cup, increase cornstarch to 1/3 cup and increase salt to 1/2 tsp. Continue with recipe. Makes 3 1/2 cups.
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 30 g
Fat 13 g
Fibre 3 g
Sodium 116 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B12
Chatelaine Quickies: How to make chocolate pudding