And now for the best part of Cuddle Up Comfort Food Thursday, the chocolate.Â Your taste buds will melt with this chocolate pudding recipe.Â Enjoy.
- 4.5 cups heavy cream
- 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 325 F, or 110 C.
In a large saucepan- bring heavy cream to a simmer, remove from heat.
In a large stainless steel bowl-Â Â add chocolate &Â 1 cup of warm cream.Â Let stand until chocolate is melted.Â Stir the chocolate mix until smooth, then stir in the remaining cream.
In a separate large bowl-Â whisk together egg yolks, sugar, vanilla & salt. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. Strain the pudding through a fine-mesh strainer and skim off the froth on the top.
Pour the pudding into eight 6-ounce ovenproof ramekins. Place them in a deep baking pan and put the pan in the oven. Add enough hot water to the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins, then cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake the puddings for about 50 minutes. When gently shaken, they should look set around the edges but not quite set in a quarter-size area at the center.
Remove the ramekins from the water bath and let cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight. Serve chilled and allow yourself to be carried away in comfort and yumminess.