This is my favourite chocolate pudding; it’s quick, easy and doesn’t require 8 egg yolks or a pint of heavy cream like most recipes, after trying a bunch of recipes, frustrated to say the least, I asked my dear friend Evren if she had a good pudding recipe and she sent me her basic vanilla pudding recipe, I played around with the ingredients and after my fourth try, I think I have a good balance of cocoa, chocolate and just enough cream to give it a velvety smooth texture.
- 650 ml whole milk
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 50 ml heavy cream
- 3 oz. chocolate, chopped finely (I used 70%)
- Optional garnish: whipped cream, cocoa or candied orange peel
In a medium saucepan, mix the milk, cornstarch, cocoa, sugar and the orange zest, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a rolling bubble and the pudding has thickened. Turn off the heat and stir in the heavy cream and the chocolate. Divide amongst 4-6 bowls or cups and let cool on the counter. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the pudding to avoid the pudding to form a skin. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold with a little dollop of whipped cream, cocoa or candied orange peel.