Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Pudding

Hooray! My very first TWD post (Tuesdays with Dorie)! Alas, the Daring Bakers have not been quenching my thirst for challenges that I might not otherwise conquer without a little pushing. That led me to convince Glenn to run out to Borders and buy me the Dorie Greenspan book, Baking: From My Home to Yours for only $8! What a sweet deal, I couldn't pass it up. As soon as I got it I immediately requested to be added to the TWD group. This leads me to my first challenge. Chocolate Pudding!

I've been reading lots of other people's posts about this and it seems like no one likes pudding! That is absolutely ludicrous if you ask me, but thankfully, this delightful recipe has been changing many minds. It is super rich, wonderfully smooth and creamy, and most of all it has the perfect amount of chocolate. I must say thank you to Melissa of It's Melissa's Kitchen for picking this yummy recipe.

As for the experience, it was so easy. I didn't feel like making the whole recipe so I easily halved it (with the exception of halving an egg: awkward) and it really didn't take very long. I only got nervous because I have a super mini food processor (3 cup capacity) that doesn't have one of those feed spouts. I was worried the hot milk would sit on the egg for too long without blending, but everything turned out fine. I am considering getting a bigger food processor seeing how much the lovely Ms. Greenspan seems to love hers. This weeks TWD in one word: smooth.


Susie Homemaker said...

welcome to the group!! luckily, this is easier than the DB group!! (but you'll find you have a lot more sweets around the house baking every week!!!)

Cynikell said...

Food processors ROCK! Making the blueberry pie convinced me of this. I'm now considering an upgrade.


Melissa said...

Welcome! Glad you liked the pudding!

Barbara said...

Welcome! Glad you liked the pudding, I loved it too!

If you make pie crust, biscuits or scones, or purees like hummus, pesto and so forth, you'll love a food processor. We use ours a lot. My husband even uses it on Parmesan cheese -- a good spin in the food processor makes nice fine little pieces that he swears are the perfect size and texture.

Di said...

Nice job on the pudding. Welcome to TWD!

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