I’ve accomplished chocolate pudding many, some ways over time. And it is almost at all times good. However from today ahead in the event you come to my home for dinner, and I determine chocolate pudding is perhaps a pleasant end to the meal, that is the recipe I will be utilizing.
It is from a whimsical, illustrated French kids’s cookbook printed by Random Home in 1966, La Patisserie est un Jeu d’Enfants, with textual content and drawings by Michel Oliver. The pudding fully caught me off-guard, in one of the best ways doable.
French versus American Chocolate Pudding
This isn’t like a typical American chocolate pudding, it has no milk, cocoa powder, or cornstarch – which is sensible as a result of it’s from a French e-book. That is extra of a deep, concentrated, darkish chocolate mousse, though in the event you’re used to chocolate mousse that has whipped cream folded in, it is totally different from that as effectively.
Suggestions & Methods
The important thing right here is nice chocolate, then a mild contact bringing a brief listing of frequent elements collectively, and the little bit of persistence required to let the pudding cool and set. That final half makes all of the distinction. Time within the fridge permits the pudding to set into the densest darkish chocolate cloud possible, the consistency of whipped frosting.
Selecting the Proper Chocolate
I will make notice within the recipe under, however you may need to use good-quality chocolate within the 60-80% vary – semi-sweet to bittersweet. Other than the chocolate, you are solely including a little bit of water and butter, a sprinkling of sugar, and two eggs, so do not skimp on the standard of elements right here, there’s actually no place to cover.
As you possibly can see up above right here, the e-book itself is extremely charming. The version I’ve alternates French and English pages, so you may have a web page in French, then the identical web page in English. The French title for this recipe is “Glissade” which they’ve translated on the next English web page to Slippery Chocolate Pudding – which made me smile. Hold your eyes peeled, you will discover copies of La Patisserie est un Jeu d’Enfants (Making French Desserts and Pastry is Kid’s Play) right here and there in the event you go searching.