Chocolate Pudding

I have a problem with chocolate pudding. I like it warm with cold whipping cream poured on top. First I eat pudding with a little cream. Then some cream with a little pudding.  I can’t decide which I like better.  Warm, thick and smooth mixed with cold, velvety and rich. This is the essence of culinary yin-yang. A perfect whole. So I keep eating it spoonful by spoonful, until it’s finished. Always wondering which part makes the other part better. Maybe I’ll figure this out someday. Chocolate Pudding 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup cornstarch 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups whole milk 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Strain the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar and salt into a bowl. Heat 2-1/2 cups of the milk until it is hot. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup milk into the cocoa mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the chocolate mixture into the heated milk and stir to blend thoroughly. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring with a whisk, or until the pudding bubbles and is thick. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the pudding into a large bowl or into 6 dessert dishes. Refrigerate until cold OR serve warm. Makes 6 servings

I have a problem with chocolate pudding. I like it warm with cold whipping cream poured on top. First I eat pudding with a little cream. Then some cream with a little pudding. 

I can’t decide which I like better. 

Warm, thick and smooth mixed with cold, velvety and rich. This is the essence of culinary yin-yang. A perfect whole.

So I keep eating it spoonful by spoonful, until it’s finished. Always wondering which part makes the other part better.
Maybe I’ll figure this out someday.

Chocolate Pudding

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup cornstarch

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups whole milk

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Strain the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar and salt into a bowl. Heat 2-1/2 cups of the milk until it is hot. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup milk into the cocoa mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the chocolate mixture into the heated milk and stir to blend thoroughly. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring with a whisk, or until the pudding bubbles and is thick. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the pudding into a large bowl or into 6 dessert dishes. Refrigerate until cold OR serve warm. Makes 6 servings