I have never really made pudding before. I have made custards but not pudding. I thought it was high time I gave it a try. I can't remember what recipes I picked to base my pudding off of because I think I read 50 recipes before making the pudding.
3 large egg yolks, beaten lightly
3 cups milk
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 oz. dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
Place egg yolks in a bowl and beat, set aside.
Add milk, coco, sugar, cornstarch and salt to a sauce pan and bring to a boil, string contently to be sure it is smooth. Once mixtures thickens remove from heat and temper the egg yolks and add to the pan and return to heat. Continue cooking over medium heat until the mixture gets even thicker (about 5 minutes I think) Remove from heat stir in vanilla and chocolate pieces. Stir until all melted and pour pudding into containers and chill for 4 hours or over night.
This pudding was good pudding but the kids did not like it (they are odd I know) but the neighbor who is a chocolate pudding fan thought it was very good so I guess it was a winner and now I know that our family is not a pudding family...we are for sure a lemon curd family!