Sunday, December 28, 2008

Simple Chocolate Pudding

This time,the "Book Club" chose "Anne of Green Gables" by L M Montgomery as the "Chosen Book" for December.It is a wonderful book that introduces us to the world of Anne -an orphan,adopted by middle aged Cuthbert siblings and how she grows up to be wonderful teacher.Well, the book is full of Anne's Antics -how her imagination runs wild and how she forgets simple things,like emptying milk in the basket of yarn balls,and dreaming up dying of disease while trying to save her friend etc.

The book is full of dishes to be made if left to imagination like Anne.Well there is even an Anne inspired cookbook by the author's grand daughter Kate.But for me,it seems Anne has rubbed off on too much.I wanted to make so many things at the same time,that laziness got better of me .So at the nth moment I decided to make a simple chocolate pudding from here which no one can go wrong-except obviously me.The pudding was tasty though I feel it lacks professional touch-maybe what Anne says -"The stars in the courses fight against me" stands true for me.But Anne thanks to you,I enjoyed the tasty pudding.

Ingredients:

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: 2-3 tbsp
Cornstarch: 4 tbsp
White Sugar: 1/2 cup +
Salt: a pinch

Milk:2 and 3/4 cups

Unsalted Butter: 1 -2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp

Preparation:
In a small saucepan,mix together all the dry ingredients of cornstarch,cocoa,sugar and salt.Stir in milk and then place over medium-low heat on gasstove.Mix well so that the cornstarch and sugar dissolves well.Bring to a just-boiling point(scalding) slowly and then allow it to cook stirring continuously for about 5 minutes or until the mix thickens and gets coated to the back of a spoon.Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla.Stir in so that the butter is melted and well blended.Pour the mix into serving bowls and then let it attain room temperature and then chill it in the fridge covered with a plastic wrap such that the wrap touches the top of the pudding.This prevents the skin like formation on the top of the pudding.You can also serve the pudding warm by reheating or at room tempreature.



I actually chilled it for around 1 hour and then kept it outside and then served it at room temperature.The mistake for me was I sort of allowed it to cook a bit too much even after the spoon got coated,so it started to form lumps,but I removed it immediately and then continued stirring with a whisk so that it looked 'normal',thankfully it worked(oops,I hope so).I also added a pinch of cinnamon and clove (powdered) to it.You can see specks of clove if you look carefully.This is completely optional though.

It looked and tasted 'normal like a pudding' and it is very quick to make -under 20 minutes it was ready except for chilling,that is.Now this tasty and simple Chocolate Pudding is for Anne from me-its quick and easy for you to make as well.Lets see what others come up with:

Aparna: BakingPowder Biscuits
Simran:Chocolate Layer Cake

Lets wait for Bhags,Siri,Dee,Srimathi, SunshineMom and Rachel and check out their goodies for imaginative Anne

18 Comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

woooooooow chocolate pudding mmmmmlooks yummy

Aparna said...

Looks pretty good. And its chocolate! :D

Best wishes for the festive season and a Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

wow chocolate pudding!!!!!!!
love it!

Madhuram said...

Good recipe for an eggless chocolate pudding. I was also going to prepare it one of these days with a twist.

Rathna said...

Any recipe with chocolate is a yummy recipe for me. I'm a Chocoholic ! Nice recipe.
A Very Happy New Year to you. :)

DK said...

ummm! who will be able to resist chocolate and that gooey silky pudding!I am so drooling in here...

I have made white bean soup too - they are my fav. :)

Cham said...

Yum choco pudding I am reading to have it !

soma said...

Looks nice. My daughter loves chocolate pudding. i will make this for her:-)
Soma (www.ecurry.com)

Anonymous said...

yummy looking pudding.A sure try for my daughter

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks so tempting dear. wanna have it right now :)

Yasmeen said...

Yummy,just the way I like it:)

Usha said...

Looks delicious,loved the simplicity of this recipe, will try this soon. I tried your Greek white bean soup the other day and it worked out really well,haven't posted it to my blog yet though :-)
Happy New Year to you !

Priya said...

I would love to finish the bowL..delicious..

Purva Desai said...

Chocolate pudding looks simple and lip smacking....

Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Red Chillies said...

Looks pretty good. Happy New year to you and yours.

notyet100 said...

mmmm,..looks yum,..:-)
wish u nd ur family very happy nd prosperous new yr,..

Jude said...

So easy to make! Definitely perfect as a last minute dessert option.

Simran said...

Isn't rescuing disasters the best part of cooking?

Your pudding looks delicious (and so simple too!)

Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Best wishes for a fabulous 2009

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