Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chocolate Pudding -- Tuesdays with Dorie



This is my third week of Tuesdays with Dorie and I love it! I am so happy to be a part of this group and try all of these amazing recipes I might have skipped over cooking through the book on my own. The recipe of the week was chocolate pudding, and this is probably one I would have skipped over, if baking on my own. We like chocolate pudding in our family but it's not something I buy often, usually only for a specific recipe (and I mean the boxed variety, tsk, tsk, I know).
I think this is the first time I've made pudding from scratch, at least in the last 5 years it is. What scared me about this recipe was the eggs! Yikes! I hate eggs. I can't stand the smell, flavor, texture, any way you prepare them I just don't like 'em. I've tried making eggs for my kids because I know they are really healthy, full of protein, etc., but even my kids don't like them. We always have them in the fridge for baking but we never eat eggs plain in our house. At first I thought about trying to skip the eggs in this recipe but I decided not to since that would really change it, I just plugged my way through, not knowing if we would like it in the end. I only have a small food processor (4 cup I think, but not sure) -- so I did this on the stove and in a bunch of bowls. It worked out fine, I whisked away, it came together easily even though there were a lot of steps. I realize that if I was able to process this the texture would have been smoother, but really, there were no lumps or grainy texture without using the food processor, it was perfect smooth pudding texture just whisking it by hand. I do not have a set of ramekins so I just used a glass bowl to set the pudding in.
The kids were excited to try this pudding and I was too...the taste was pretty good, I think I would have rather used all milk chocolate, I could not find bittersweet chocolate, so went with a mix of Ghirardelli milk chocolate, and Lindt excellence 85% cocoa extra dark. I am really a milk chocolate kind of girl, I know, how unchic. The kids happily ate their bowl of pudding after lunch, I thought it was really rich, nice texture, just not too keen on the egg factor :( I think I will search for a home made eggless chocolate pudding recipe since I think we would all enjoy that.

14 comments:

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I could dive into that glass bowl of pudding. Good luck finding an eggless recipe!

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

nancysrecipes said...

Your pudding looks fantastic!

Teanna said...

I am sorry you weren't crazy about it, but it looks so delicious!

Melissa said...

Sorry it wasn't your favorite but it looks good!

Pamela said...

That pictures in the glass bowl is very cool. The swirls are so neat. Anyway, sorry the eggs made this one a little "eh" for you. Nice job, though!

Christine said...

Your pudding looks delicious!

Roni said...

Your pudding looks great! I enjoyed reading your post. We have chickens because we like eggs and I end up making a lot of pudding and angel food cake, trying to use those babies up, lol!

Prudy said...

It looks so good-sorry you didn't love it. Hopefully next week will be more to your liking.

Jacque said...

I'm with you on the milk chocolate! Yours looks fantastic... good job tackling it in spite of your reservations.

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Dolores said...

I'm sorry this one didn't work out for you. I can't imagine making pudding or custard without eggs, but I imagine there's a recipe out there somewhere. And like you, I'm a fan of what my boyfriend pejoratively terms 'chocolate for children'. :)

Jules Someone said...

That is a lot of creamy looking goodness. I'm sorry it wasn't a favorite.

aaliyah said...

Your pudding looks really good. I am glad you are enjoying Tuesdays' with Dorie. I am new also, my first week :). I like the idea of cooking together. Makes the process more fun. I look forward to your post next week.

Nickki said...

Yum, that looks really good. Sorry to hear it wasn't for really for you. Maybe next week :)

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