I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chocolate Pudding

If any of you are like me every once in a while you have a chocolate craving that just won't go away. I guarantee this will take care of it. Opening a box of instant chocolate pudding is much easier but nowhere near as tasty. This should come with a a warning, "once you've tried this you may never want to take the easy way out again". I don't mean to sound like this is hard, because it's not. It just takes a little longer than instant.


*1/2 cup sugar
*4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
*1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon corn starch
*dash of salt
*3 cups whole milk (or 2%)
*2 tablespoons butter
*1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla

~In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt.
~Place over medium heat, and stir in milk.
~Bring to a boil, cook, stir with a whisk constantly.
~Stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the metal whisk (if your whisk is not metal, dip a mental spoon in it).
~Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla.
~Stir until butter is melted.
~Pour into bowl or serving dishes.
~Let cool and serve warm or chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Helpful Hint: ~Place plastic wrap directly over pudding while it cools. This prevents the pudding from forming a skin on top of it.

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