This pudding reminds me of my childhood pudding. The time before pudding came out of a box and my grandma still cooked it in a pot. Sometimes we forget that simple can be really good. We are losing sight of how good basic ingredients are. Homemade doesn’t mean hard. Homemade doesn’t mean impossible!
This recipe requires simple ingredients you probably already have in the house, without any of the dyes, preservatives, or artificial flavors that hide in the pudding box.
It’s also a very easy recipe to make – no baking in a water bath, no eggs to curdle. All ingredients go into one pot.
You’ll end up with something so simple yet so satisfying. The perfect pudding!
I don’t know about you but I love pudding “skin”. If you absolutely hate it, cover the pudding with plastic wrap to create a tight seal on the surface.
(Adapted from Edible Rhody). I increased the sugar amount from 2 to 4 tablespoons.
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
4 ounces chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium sized heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually whisk in milk and cook the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly. the mixture will thicken in two to three minutes. remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and chocolate.
Pour into small mugs or dessert bowls, top with anything you like, and chill in the fridge for about two hours.