Rating: 3.45 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4

Spooned into cups or served in bowls, this recipe is simple and delicious. It can also be used as a base for chocolate cream pie.From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn. (Artisan Books)

Mad Hungry, November 2010, Mad Hungry, November 2010

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Yield:
Makes 2 cups, or enough for 1 8-inch pie; serves 4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Press through a sieve into a medium saucepan to eliminate any lumps. Whisk in the milk.

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  • Over medium heat, stir the mixture until thickened, about 2 1/2 minutes. Be sure to get the spoon around the edges of the pan as the mixture thickens. Whisk if needed to combine well. Stir in the butter.

  • Whisk 1 tablespoon of the hot chocolate mixture into the beaten egg and return to the pudding in the pan. Stir in the vanilla and cook to completely thicken, 2 to 3 more minutes. Strain through a sieve and pour the pudding into four to six 6-ounce pudding cups. Serve warm, or cool first and chill until serving. Press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent it from forming a skin (unless you like it!). Top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

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Reviews (12)

31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3.0 stars
03/28/2020
When do the eggs come in? I put them in with the vanilla because I figured that’s when. Also, after I cooked it, the pudding tasted like uncooked brownies. Did I cook it to long?
Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2012
This was REALLY sweet but as my older sis says "it's dessert, it's supposed to be sweet" ha! If I had thought more about it, I would have read the reviews first and thought "hey, maybe 1 cup of sugar to 1 1/2 cups of milk IS overkill!" Oh well. I used this for a pie so I ended up pouring it over 4 sliced bananas on top of a buttery but not too flavorful crust. I just snuck a couple of spoonfuls and it really isn't so bad...not so sweet that a little whipped topping can't even it out a bit.
Rating: Unrated
07/20/2011
After reading the reviews, I tried this recipe with 3/4 c. sugar and it was very good. Honestly, I don't think the full cup of sugar would have made it too sweet. Maybe my family and I just like sweet chocolate pudding. I used Hershey's cocoa.
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Rating: Unrated
02/10/2011
I chose to ignore the comments and made the recipe as is ... I agree that pudding should be sweet but this pudding is *REALLY* too sweet. It's so cloyingly sweet that I think it must be an error in the recipe. However, I used Hershey's baking cocoa powder; Lucinda probably uses something much more dark and rich that needs the full cup because her recipes are perfect. ;) When I make this again I'll use a half or a third cup of sugar, or more chocolate. It really is velvety smooth. Great recipe.
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01/16/2011
I think this recipe is perfect as is. Chocolate pudding is supposed to be sweet! My son and husband loved it. I will be making this as a treat for them on a frequent basis.
Rating: Unrated
01/15/2011
Wish I would have read the comments first. This recipe is way too sweet.
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01/15/2011
Wish I would have read the comments first. This recipe is way too sweet.
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01/15/2011
Thanks to the previous comments I made this recipe with 1/4 C sugar and it came out great. Super easy to make
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01/14/2011
MAN OH MAN, WAY TOO SWEET!!! My husband ate the sweet batch. This recipe is so quick and easy that I whipped another one using 1/4 cup sugar. With Penzey's yummy cocoa powder and the sugar adjustment, this recipe makes a delicious, rich, very chocolatey dessert.
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01/13/2011
Too sweet, even with using only 3/4 cup sugar. I had to throw it out. However, the texture and consistency was amazing so I will try next time using only 1/2 cup of sugar.
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01/04/2011
I loved this and super easy. I agree it was a little too sweet so I cut the sugar and it's perfect! Enjoy!
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11/17/2010
It's sooo sweet that I had to throw it out!
Rating: Unrated
11/15/2010
I got straight up from watching today's show and made the chocolate pudding...I didnt have any milk, so I used half