Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Love Pudding

I am waiting for it to start snowing.

We are supposed to get a huge blizzard tonight, so as soon as I was done with work and errands, I came home and got all cozy in my house. I put on my pj's, and then, because mushy food is the coziest food* in my book, I made some pudding.

I love chocolate pudding.

I combined two recipes (this one and this one), and what I got was so cozy and chocolatey and delicious, I think I might have to make it again tomorrow. (Oh yes. Maybe there isn't any left. There's nothing wrong with eating pudding instead of dinner, is there?) Because it's been a while since I shared a recipe, and because apparently the whole eastern seaboard is about to get a whole lot of snow, and so I thought you might want some cozy food, too, here's what I did:

Chocolate Pudding

1/4 c cocoa powder
2 1/2 T corn starch
1/4 c brown sugar (packed, of course!)
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t salt
2 1/2 c milk
1 t vanilla
2 T butter

Combine all the dry ingredients in a heavy soup pot. Whisk them together really well- try to break up the brown sugar if you can.

Add the milk, and bring to a boil, whisking continuously, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. I found it helpful to scrape the bottom of the pot with a rubber spatula sometimes, too, but if you are a more conscientious whisker than I, that shouldn't be necessary.

When the pudding is thick, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla, then divide into little tiny bowls. Chill, if you are more patient than I am. Otherwise, eat it warm. I have it on authority that both ways are pretty delicious.

Curling up on the couch with pudding, a glass of wine, and a good book is the perfect way to wait for the snow to come, I think.

*I love mushy food so much that Cait and I are having a casserole-themed dinner party in a couple of weeks. I am so excited I can barely contain myself.


  1. I just posted about chocolate pudding ... one of my favorite desserts!!!

  2. We're in the middle of a big blizzard right now! Pudding sounds like a fabulous idea...

  3. fabulous!!..now i do have a great recipe for my supper tonight!! ...gorgeous blog with fabulous posts...will be back! ;)

  4. ummmm can you fly to germany and make that for me? it sounds/looks delicious!

  5. On a blizzardy day like today, I vote for warm pudding!

  6. ummm... yes. I think I must try this. :) I've been playing catch up with blogs lately! Glad to see New Years and Christmas treated you well.

  7. Mmm sounds delicious and decadent! Can't wait to try this one out for myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. sounds amazing! though to me pudding is desserts in general!

  9. Pudding and wine--that's so great. I haven't made pudding in ages.

  10. That looks so good! Thanks very much for the sweet comment on my blog.. :)

  11. mushy food really is the best ;) I love pudding! Hope you're enjoying a snow day...wish I could have a little of your pudding today at home...stay warm and cozy (and have some more pudding and wine!). xoxo {av}

  12. Yum! Darn now I wish I had some pudding. Although my version is usually the boxed kind, which seems really sad in comparison to that delicious recipe. But this lovely snowy day definitely calls for some comfort food, must raid the pantry and see what I can whip up.

  13. sounds delish!

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  14. yum! i wish it would just snow where i am - it's definitely cold enough! this is definitely a cosy food :)

  15. love chocolate pudding! actually...i love chocolate anything.

  16. i don't really like pudding but i want to make this!! ps. you're so right about blogworld making you see the little things in life! so so so true!

  17. I love pudding but have never made it before. This looks surprisingly easy!

  18. Okay, I'm a little wary of the red wine and chocolate pudding combination, haha, BUT I do love me some pudding. And you're so right - mushy food IS the best. So comforting (and healthy? whatevvvv who cares).

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower - HEY-OH! :)

  19. I've never thought to make home made pudding! Looks delicious! yum :) xoxo


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