Monday, October 22, 2007

Chocolate Cornstarch Custard

What better way to treat my little guy's (and big guy's ) sore throats than with something cool and smooth? I made ice-cream as well, but the pudding was clearly the big winner. I didn't bother to photograph it as I simply poured it into ramekins and didn't feel like fussing to make it attractive (we're all sick around here, you know).

The recipe comes from the 1950 edition of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook.

You Will Need:

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 squares chopped, unsweetened chocolate
1 egg
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, chocolate and egg. Slowly stir in the milk. Over medium heat, keep stirring (or whisking) until it comes to a boil. Cook one additional minute making sure to keep the custard moving in the pot. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla and beat smooth. Pour into cups and press plastic over each to prevent a skin forming. Cool slightly, then refrigerate. Makes 4-5 servings

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