April 14, 2012

Basic chocolate pudding

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

1/3 Cup sugar 
3 Tablespoons cocoa
1/4 Cup cornstarch
pinch salt
2 3/4 Cups milk
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
optional: dash of cinnamon

How to:
Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, salt and optional cinnamon in a saucepan. Stir in milk. Bring to boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Let cool briefly and serve warm. Or cool to room temperature, refrigerate and serve cold.

Variations for extra depth of flavor: Use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa. Add a pinch of ground cardomom with the dry ingredients the start.

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