Saturday, June 26, 2010

National Chocolate Pudding Day: Hot Chocolate Pudding Cups

June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day. I've always loved chocolate pudding, even from a box mix, but this tastes soooo much better. This great recipe comes from Ghirardelli. I'll be having a Ghirardelli contest next week, so be sure to stop back for that. In the meantime, if you have some chocolate at home, try this hot chocolate pudding recipe. As always you can use any chocolate you have, but since this recipe is from Ghirardelli, I usually use Ghirardelli chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Pudding Cups

10 ounces (1bag) Ghirardelli Gourmet 58% Cacao Semi-Sweet (I've used 72 %) Chocolate for baking
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
whipped cream
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Position rack in middle of oven and heat to 350° F.
Arrange 6 oven-proof six-ounce coffee cups or mugs in a baking or roasting pan.
Melt chocolate and butter in bowl set over simmering water, whisking occasionally until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
Stir eggs and sugar together in separate bowl over simmering water until warm to the touch. With handheld electric beater, beat 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
With spatula, fold eggs into chocolate mixture until light and smooth.
Spoon batter into cups.
Add enough very hot water to the baking pan to come halfway up sides of cups.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops of puddings are no longer shiny.
Serve warm, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Photo: Ghirardelli

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes!!!!! I love chocolate pudding, I eat it every day, except when I'm flinging it at people.