Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Pudding

Alright, so chocolate pudding isn't one of my favorite things. I mean... sure, I'll eat the snack packs and when dieting, I'll opt for the sugar free pudding, but it's just not something I ever sit around and think... damn, I'd love me a bowl full of chocolate pudding.

So when Melissa of It's Melissa's Kitchen chose Chocolate Pudding for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, I was kind of like... hmmm.. chocolate pudding. Not bad, but not something to jump up and down about, right?

I didn't get around to making the pudding this weekend, but I did read the recipe and I noticed that a food processor was a key component in the recipe. I don't have a food processor, so I just thought... well, I can just use my Mixer (Betty) and she'll do a fine job.

Last night rolled around and I still hadn't made the pudding. I thought... well... I've made like 4-5 TWD's in a row... maybe it's time to take a break. So, yes, I decided to take a break. But, then I got home from work and I started to feel a little guilty.... I mean, I did have all the ingredients on hand...

So, I sat down with the recipe and broke it into a quarter of recipe and made two little cups of pudding. I must admit, this recipe is easy... but, I advise you measure out all your ingredients and have them ready before you begin... I was caught off guard how quickly my pudding mixture started to thicken once I put it on the stove.

And, as I was taking pictures of the pudding... I took a little taste... and then I took another little taste... and then I decided... wow... this is a lot better than snack pack pudding. And I kept sneaking spoonfuls in, until the entire cup looked like this...

So, a big thanks to Melissa for picking a recipe that I normally would have NEVER tried. If you are a big pudding fan, you'll love this recipe and even if you don't think you like pudding that much, you should give it a try. Yum.

Recipe Notes* The only change I made, was using 2% milk. I love milk. I usually drink 2% to be somewhat healthy... but if I have some leftover whole milk sitting in my fridge, I drink it up in one sitting. So, I try to stay away from buying whole milk. I thought that the 2% worked great! Very rich and creamy.

24 comments:

Stephanie said...

I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and I come here all the time to read your great recipes. Your recipes are 'normal' and not those kind where you have to go to a speciality store to by one expensive ingredient!

Your pics are great too!!
Stephanie

Teanna said...

Haha a Dorie recipe helps convert another opinion again! I am so glad you liked it! Yours looks so creamy and delicous!

Sarah said...

guilt makes us do funny things, huh? looks like it had a great end result for you. great job!

PheMom said...

Great job - it looks wonderful!

Kelly H said...

It was an easy recipe to execute -- Dorie explains things so well.

Great job!

Melissa said...

Haha! Love the story, glad you made it!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I didn't even pretend to take just a few bites. I am glad it worked out well for you.

Lillian said...

Well, if all you ever ate was those snack cups, no wonder you weren't a big fan of chocolate pudding. Now that you've met perfection in pudding form, I bet you'll be back!

kim said...

another one for the "believer" column! :) glad you liked it!

Jess said...

The cleaned-out bowl says it all...glad you liked it so much! I'm going to try 2% next time.

Roni said...

Love your pics and your blog! Great job on your pudding!

Prudy said...

I warmed up to the pudding too and I also used 2 percent. Yours looks so yummy!

Christine said...

Love your blog and I am so glad that you enjoyed the pudding! Looks delicious!

Pamela said...

I almost skipped this one, but I'm so glad I tried it. It was very good. I like the empty bowl picture. Great job.

Steph said...

I agree with you, I never think to eat pudding.. ever. It must be those snackpacks, which totally turned me away from puding. This was totally different, like a nice mousse.

Susie Homemaker said...

ha! i almost skipped, too - i'm not sure how you managed to 1/4 this one though - wow!! i think i ate that much tonight!!

karen said...

yes, much better than snack pudding. glad you decided not to sit this one out and you ended up liking it. :)

Mara said...

ha ha that is what my bowl looked like too..!! so funny on the guilt...the one time i skipped i felt it too. fab pudding!

The Kitchen Vixen said...

arent you glad you made this chocolate crack now? its ridiculously yummy;)

PheMom said...

Yum!! I almost didn't get any pictures either. Your pudding looks great!

Dolores said...

Ah, another convert. The empty bowl says it all.

Nickki said...

Looks great! Glad you enjoyed it :)

aaliyah said...

By the looks of the empty bowl I would have to say that you liked it lol. Great pictures and I look forward to reading your post next week!

Jaime said...

i wasn't pumped about this recipe either, but it was delicious. not something i'll crave though...i'm simple and perfectly content w/jello pudding cups LOL