Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sweet Melissa Sundays: Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding baked in the oven? Definitely a first for me. Making pudding that didn't come from a box is also a first for me. When I read through this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe for chocolate pudding it sounded a lot like a pot de creme. Melissa Murphy describes it as "so thick and creamy on your tongue, one of the richest desserts I have ever eaten--and one of the best." Sounds like my kind of dessert.
I decided to half the recipe because hubby won't eat chocolate desserts. But my friend was in town visiting from Chicago and she helped me make it and helped me eat it. The half recipe ended up making 4 small ramekins of pudding. The only modification I made to the recipe was to use 72% cacao chocolate. To account for that I added a touch more sugar.
The result? I don't think it turned out quite the way it was supposed to. First off, mine was not as silky and creamy as I was hoping. I think I may have overcooked it because the texture of the top of the and outer edges was much more dense then the pudding at the bottom of the ramekin.
Will I make this again? I'm torn. I was really sold on Melissa Murphy's description of this dessert. I might give it another shot after reading about the great success from my fellow SMS bakers. In the meantime I have some other tasty chocolate creamy desserts I want to try out like the Triple Chocolate Pudding on Tracey's Culinary Adventures and the Chocolate Pot de Creme on A Cooking Life.
Thanks to Leslie of Lethally Delicious for picking this week's recipe. Pop over to her site for the recipe. To see how other SMS bakers did with their pudding click here.