Monday, November 5, 2007

Sweet Beginnings - Chocolate Pudding

This amazingly rich dessert is one I tried after seeing it on Jugalbandi, where Jai and Bee had in their meticulous style made it seem so simple that I just had to try it out! I made it for a dinner we hosted, on the eve of my husband’s birthday, and it turned out to be the perfect sweet ending for a lovely evening.

And since J&B have been a major inspiration for me to start my own food blog, I thought it appropriate that I should begin my blog with this dish – my photos don’t do as much justice though, I hope that in time they will improve and look as good as the dish itself.

I increased the proportions from the original recipe as well as omitted the lavender touch from J&B’s recipe since I didn’t have any on hand and not the faintest clue on where to find any in this city!

It’s an easy recipe and a surefire crowd pleaser; plus it doesn’t take much time to set, so you can make it just an hour or so before the guests arrive. OR if it’s just for you and yours, all the more reason to have something so delicious to enjoy with minimum effort.

Jai and Bee – this one is for you! Love your blog!

Chocolate Pudding


Dark chocolate, chopped – 225gms(I used Lindt which is fairly easy to find in Indian cities)
Sugar – 1 cup
Milk – 2 ½ cups
Corn flour – 3 tbsp
Egg yolk – 1
White butter (unsalted) – 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
Salt – a pinch

I added these variations recommended by J&B
Cocoa powder – 1 ½ tsp
Instant coffee powder – 1 tsp
Bailey’s Irish Cream – 1 tbsp

I followed the detailed method and instructions from Jugalbandi which you can find here and since it looked so intoxicating, poured the pudding into 8 shot glasses filled up 3/4th of the way.

Though initially, I felt that this might be a tad less quantity wise, it turned out to be just right. You could increase the milk by another 1/4th of a cup for more volume and for a less concentrated taste.
Though the recipe called for one egg yolk, since that was also described as optional, I didn't double it for my recipe and used only one egg yolk.



bee said...

Welcome to the food blogging world. Glad that you liked the way this turned out. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Now if every day starts with an e-mail such as yours... :D
--Jai and Bee

Shella said...

Hey Miri

I am wholeheartedly grateful that you left a comment on Raaga's blog giving details of the Morning Store at GK-I. Its very close to my office, n I am sure to hop by & get all the stuff I want - all this pretty soon!! Thanks once again, the chocolate pudding is something to die for!! Love it

Miri said...

You're most welcome Shella!, I have been in Delhi just 3 months and I was happy to finally find a place which was halfway decently stocked with stuff you need - I mean since when did candied peel become exotic!!!

Shella said...

I know yaar, I too have stores near my place where you will get cream cheese, but no choco chips etc. etc. I will surely drop by this shop. Thanks once again. BTW, where are you putting up?