Chocolate Blancmange

Chocolate pudding refined [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

When un-molded, this creamy egg-less chocolate pudding has a barely set consistency. Served plated with cream and fresh berries, it makes an outstanding dinner party dessert.

Note: After filling the ramekins, cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.

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Chocolate Blancmange

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 6
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:4 hours
Special equipment:six 4-ounce ramekins
This recipe appears in: Chocoholic: Chocolate Blancmange

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Fresh sweet cherries for garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    In small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and cocoa powder; set aside.

  2. 2

    In medium saucepan, combine the milk, cornstarch mixture, and chocolate. Heat over medium heat, gently whisking constantly, until mixture comes to boil.

  3. 3

    Whisk in vanilla and pour into ramekins. Chill until set, at least 4 hours. Serve with whipped cream and fresh cherries.

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