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Velvety Chocolate Pudding

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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)

Source: Mad Hungry, November 2010
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  • brownbetty79
    22 JUL, 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.
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  • PandBdad
    20 JUL, 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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  • Emi1y
    10 FEB, 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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  • TamaraBB
    16 JAN, 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.
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  • danaew
    15 JAN, 2011
    Wish I would have read the comments first. This recipe is way too sweet.
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  • danaew
    15 JAN, 2011
    Wish I would have read the comments first. This recipe is way too sweet.
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  • mamajp
    15 JAN, 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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  • MS112707070
    14 JAN, 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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  • CallMeNana
    13 JAN, 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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  • yummiecook
    4 JAN, 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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