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.