Tuesday, February 2

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pudding

Let me warn you now, if you have an aversion to chocolate or sweets please continue to scroll down to another recipe because were entering a rich thick dark chocolate zone. Seriously, this thick pudding is really rich so I served it with some berries to tone it down. Ice cream could be nice as well. A spoonful of pudding and berry – I was in heaven. The sliced almonds were also a nice crunchy texture against the smooth and creamy pudding. I had recently found some dulce de leche (in bar form) at the hispanic section of my farmer's market so I wanted to incorporate it into this pudding. Hey, some dulce de leche couldn't hurt anyone, right? So I finally found a recipe that combined both sweets and it was deeeelicious. I served them in individual ramekins and even had some left over for a quick snack. I urge you to spoil yourself and make this chocolate pudding asap. You don't even have to share it with anyone. I won't tell.

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pudding
adapted by Cafe fernando
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups half 'n half
6 oz dark chocolate, I used 70% cacao, coarsely chopped
1 cup store bought dulce de leche, in bar form not liquid
sliced almonds, for garnish

1 Combine cornstarch and sugar in a large heatproof bowl.
2 Slowly whisk in milk and place the bowl over a pot of gently simmering water and stir, scraping the sides and bottom.
3 After the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes, add 6 oz of chocolate into bowl and continue stirring until smooth and thick.
4 Add dulce de leche and stir until melted.
5 Strain through a mesh strainer into individual ramekins (this took a while) and let cool until room temperature.
6 Top with sliced almonds and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh berries or ice cream.


Emily said...

Oh. My. Goodness. YES!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

OMG! This is sinful yet heavenly!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

This recipe has Valentine's dessert written all over it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow. Great minds think alike! I did a chocolate dulce de leche recipe too :) This looks great...I should make some with my left over dulce de leche.

Cherine said...

This looks perfect, yummy!!

ChichaJo said...

Divine! My grandmother (and great grandmother) used to make dulce de leche from scratch and it was (still is) one of my favorite things! This sounds amazing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking pudding! Nice combination, yummy!



s said...

wow..superb...looks mouthwatering good.