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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This post needed to be shared, its almost like righting a wrong. When I decided to do pudding week about a month ago, it was suppose to include this pudding. If you have ever watched Gilmore Girls than you know that the relationship between Lorelai and her mom is a little strained. A big part of the series is that every week Lorelai has to go to Friday night dinner at her parents house.

The process of going to this dinner almost kills Lorelai every week. However there is one week part way through the season, that her mom makes pudding in a fancy dish for dessert. Normally Mrs. Gilmore has elaborate meals and elaborate desserts. So Lorelai sees this as a "sign" that her mom is making an effort. In the end their relationship continues to be rocky. However there is still hope in chocolate pudding in a fancy dish.

Anyway I got done watching this episode and I was craving homemade pudding... and I decided it would be great to do a whole pudding week in fact. However the week came and I did pudding cake, rice pudding, and then I switched this pudding for chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding. Don't judge me to much. The other pudding is very good and is healthy for you. However I felt that life was not quite complete, because I never made my perfect traditional homemade chocolate pudding.

Has anyone else seen the Lego movie? We went this past weekend and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be a boy movie all the way. I loved Unikitty. I was in the middle of taking pictures of this pudding and looked up to see that Harry had somehow gotten outside. He is the exact opposite of Unikitty at this moment.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Yield: 5 cups
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Cooking Directions
  1. Put the butter and vanilla close to the stove, these will be added last but you will want them ready to go.
  2. In a medium size saucepan add the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Put the saucepan on medium high heat and start to slowly add the milk. Add in about 1/2 cup increments. Stirring after each addition of milk.
  5. Bring the mixture to a strong boil. Stirring constantly.
  6. Keep stirring and cooking at a boil until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of your spoon.
  7. Take the mixture off of the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter is completely melted.
  8. Pour into the dishes that you plan to serve the pudding in.
  9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes

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