Monday, July 14, 2008
Chocolate Pudding - Tuesdays with Dorie
Melissa of Its Melissa's Kitchen has chosen "Chocolate Pudding" for us this week. A lovely choice for hot summer kitchens - there's no need to turn the oven on, only some whisking at the stove top. Just click on Melissa's blog link for the recipe.
The texture of the pud is smooth and the chocolate nice and rich. I think it's a bit soft though, like soft as in sauce. I followed the recipe instructions exactly but I am wondering if the problem occurred with whisking the sauce in the pan to thicken - it took me the longest time to get it to thicken and I read today that briskly beating a sauce when you have cornflour as a setting agent can cause it to break down and become runny. I have never had problems with making custard before when it's just stirred in gently. I think I'll try out a couple of other chocolate pud recipes to see if they are thicker. But it did taste good - my dish pictured above is all gone now!