Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Pudding

July 15, 2008 at 5:41 am | Posted in groups, pudding/mousse, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 52 Comments

chocolate pudding

This week, Melissa from It’s Melissa’s Kitchen put the TWD spotlight on Dorie’s Chocolate Pudding.  It may be from the book Baking: From My Home to Yours, but no baking is required for this one, just a little stovetop work.

I love pudding (I was especially nuts for JELL-O’s pistachio flavored mix growing up), but I have an awkward relationship with it.  I can eat pudding that I make, but I cannot eat other people’s pudding.  No, no…I am not down with OPP.  I can pinpoint the exact reason for this, too, which goes back to a childhood visit to my mum’s Aunt R.  Aunt R served me something that was more skin than pudding, and it was all I could do not to gag at the table. I need to know that my pudding will have no trace of skin on it…therefore, I must make it myself. 

When I first read the instructions for this recipe, I noticed that a lot of ins and outs of the food processor were required. I thought that sounded like a bit of a pain in the butt, but it was really no big deal. And the using the food processor is the best way to get an uber-smooth pudding. You can bet I pressed plastic on the surface straight away before refrigerating it!

I made mine with low-fat (not skim) milk, instead of whole, and I thought it worked great. The chocolate I used was from a dark chocolate bar infused with mint that I had in the pantry. Sorry George Costanza, no pudding skin singles here…just super-smooth, super-chocolatey, sightly minty, totally delicious pudding!

chocolate pudding

Look in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or here on Dorie’s blog to find the recipe.  Don’t forget to check out Melissa’s post and the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Your pudding is beautiful! I’m going to have to try it out, especially because I have the world’s worst sore throat right now.

  2. Super smooth chocolate minty pudding sounds *delicious* to me. 🙂

  3. Mmm your pudding looks so smooth and delicious. Now I want to go home and make some! I’ve never made pudding before so I wonder if mine would develop a skin.

  4. mmm, mint chocolate, what a nice touch!! it looks beautiful. (i hate pudding skin too 😉 )

  5. Steph, every time I think my photos look quite good, I look at your blog and am blown away!! Fabulously gorgeous photos!! You are my idol! I loved the pudding too!

  6. Wow, you made this stuff look immoveably delicious, as always. The mint chocolate sounds perfect, I love it when I have just what I need in the pantry.

  7. Glad you liked it! Mine’s still in the fridge…can’t wait!

  8. OH MY. that bottom photo is killing me. i picked a bad day to start a diet.

  9. Let me get this out of the way – OPP?! I about choked laughing so hard!!

    Ahhh, ok – your pudding of course looks fantastic!!

  10. Not only is that photo making my mouth water, but your pop culture references (down with OPP…pudding skin singles) are making me crack up!

  11. Your pudding looks awesome. You literally made me LOL with your OPP comment.

  12. I’m with you–pudding skin makes me gag. =) Your pudding looks delicious!

  13. oh wow! That looks amazing! And the mint infused chocolate must have made it so delicious!

  14. OPP!! Hilarious! Great post and your pudding looks divine!

  15. Wow! amazing photo! The pudding looks so smooth and melt-in-your-mouth!

  16. OPP yeah you know me!!

    darn you! Now I have that song stuck in my head! Pudding looks delish! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  17. So funny.

    I bet the mint was amazing! Great job!

  18. Oh my, what lovely pictures! No way mine are going to look as good as yours — but I’ll console myself with the taste of the pudding. That’s a lot of consolation!

  19. LOL-OPP, that was too funny.

  20. That looks fabulous, and I love that it has a hint of mint.

  21. Yes – lo fat milk will work, but not non-fat. And as for your question on my blog – no, I don’t have a pistachio pudding recipe, but now I’m going to look for one!!!

  22. Steph, is there any left???? 🙂

  23. Your pudding looks wonderful!

  24. Oooo, I definitely want to try using chocolate with mint. Sounds fabulous!

  25. Gorgeous photos! And I love the shaved chocolate on top!

  26. Great looking pictures, I have to admit as the only girl in the family I don’t care for mint and chocolate, but my three gentlemen love it. Please don’t tell them 😉

  27. good lord what pretty pudding pictures. you rock.

  28. Oh now I know how it will turn out with skim milk! The mint sounds yummy! Great job!

  29. What gorgeous pictures! I must try the pudding with mint chcolate one day.

  30. fab fab photo steph…love it!!! i did not get a skin even though i didn’t press my wrap against the pudding, so odd! btw…i used to know all the words to OPP..am i dating myself here???!1

  31. Ooh, looks gorgeous. I’d love to try this with a hint of orange, rather than mint; mm!

  32. Beautiful pics of your pudding.
    I’m with you on the skin, eew.

  33. Mmm! That looks wonderful!! I especially love that last picture!

  34. Love your pudding! I had hoped mine would come out like that, too, oh well. It definitely tasted GREAT!!!!

  35. what an awesome pic! I love the chocolate shavings on it. Great job!

  36. Mmmmm. That’s some delicious looking pudding.

  37. It looks gorgeous! Seriously you take the best pictures!

  38. Nice pictures!

  39. Ooh la la that looks supeb! Love your photos!!

  40. Your pudding looks great!

  41. Your mint chocolate pudding is pretty with those chocolate shavings. And those mini cakes! You’re amazing!

  42. Looks fantastic! I’m a lover of pudding. People just don’t know what they are missing when they make pudding from a box.

  43. Oh how I wish I add some of this in front of me right now!

  44. Mint…genius! The chocolate/mint combo is underrated (especially this time of year). I love Andes mints, and I bet they could have served this recipe well.

  45. I am usually happy to make food the way the intended recipient likes it, but I refuse to allow pudding skin. Even with a special request I won’t do it.

  46. Love it – how the heck did you get the top so perfect!!!
    I so hear you on puddings with skin – eeeuuuuwww.

  47. Your pictures are beautiful! And as soon as you started talking about the skin I started thinking of George and how horrified he would be that you don’t like pudding skin.

  48. Finally someone with no passion for the skin like me! Your pictures are absolutely great and your pudding looks rather yummy…I would for sure take a bite of your pudding since I can be sure there is no skin to be found lol. I look forward to your post next week!

  49. You’re OPP trauma made me laugh my butt off!

    I’m not a skin fan either and the worse bit about scalding the milk for my koffie verkeerd (Dutch café au lait) is that sometimes if you leave your coffee to set a skin forms and when you’re not looking you accidentally swallow it…AAACK! That’s just about the grossest feeling EVER!

  50. Oh what a gorgeous photo of that luscious spoon of pudding! Great job.

  51. not down with OPP -LOL

    your pudding looks luscious and smooth!

  52. kah-ray-zee rich! looks delish!

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