chocolatedessertrecipes November 18, 2010

Deep Chocolate Pudding

7 ounces dark chocolate
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup butter
3/4 tsp vanilla extract     
Chop the chocolate into very fine pieces.  Combine chocolate, 1 3/4 cups milk, cream, sugar, cocoa, and salt into a large saucepan.  Stir vigorously using a whisk over medium heat until mixture simmers and is smooth and thick.  Stir the remaining 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch together and whisk into the chocolate mixture.  Simmer for a minute, whisking and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula.  Add the butter and cook 1 more minute.  Stir in vanilla.  Store refrigerated in an airtight container.